Carbon Futures: Masculine Economies, Performative Materialities
Capitalism is killing us. It is killing us through producing huge amounts of environmental waste in the process of making capitalist commodities, trafficking workers along polluted highways and drilling oil to traffic workers. In this chapter, I will show that often this process of commodity production is gendered as masculine. As a core part of capitalism, contemporary economies of carbon production, consumption and trading mobilise masculinist tropes of competition, performance and frontier politics.
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