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This project attempts to re-conceptualize the notion of survival as it operates through all strains of existence, regardless of anthropological, neoliberal recognition. It attempts to trace the ways that binaristic divisions between life and death, liveliness and inertia, fear and safety, and nature versus culture(and technology) mobilize affective economies as they inform survival ideologies. It draws from information theory, psychoanalysis, posthuman materialism, and linguistic theory to draw parallels between wildly different aggregations of survival as they manifest in the current day.
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Pullen-Schmidt, Jess River, "Emotional Materialism: Reinhabiting Survival" (2020). Senior Projects Spring 2020. 11.
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