The Speculative Migrants of the Anthropocene. Human Flows in the Neoliberal Planet

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract The human flows of the neoliberal planet are categorized according to a continuum of mobility forms and managed through framings that construct migration as a threat multiplier, a challenge to human security, and an opportunity to increase the “adaptive capacity” of vulnerable populations. This vision reflects the synthesis of good and bad circulation patterns, good and bad versions of the Anthropocene that characterizes the neoliberal Earth system worldview. The planet as a geochemical entity is a repository of environmental life-cycles that the stewards of the Anthropocene are committed to regulate. In the speculative logic of risk, environmental destruction and species salvation, desperate climate refugees and entrepreneurial climate migrants are two faces of the same coin.
Authors Luisetti, Federico
Editors Achella, Stefania & Levente Palatinus, David
Journal or Publication Title Itinerari. Annuario di ricerche filosofiche
Language English
Subjects social sciences
cultural studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Refereed Yes
Date 2020
Publisher Mimemis
Place of Publication Milano
Series Name Itinerari
Volume LIX
Page Range 67-82
Title of Book Perspectives in the Anthropocene: beyond nature and culture?
ISSN 2036-9484
ISBN 9788857577609
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Depositing User Prof. Ph.D Federico Luisetti
Date Deposited 06 May 2021 15:17
Last Modified 10 May 2021 15:27


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Luisetti, Federico (2020) The Speculative Migrants of the Anthropocene. Human Flows in the Neoliberal Planet. Itinerari. Annuario di ricerche filosofiche, LIX 67-82. ISSN 2036-9484

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