Clarifying rupture: An authors’ reply

Sango Mahanty, Sarah Milne, Keith Barney, Wolfram Dressler, Philip Hirsch, Phuc To

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    In our article, ‘Rupture: Towards a Critical, Emplaced, and Experiential View of Nature-Society Crisis,’ we advocated for contextually rich and critical understandings of environmental crises and their catalytic effects. This authors’ reply responds to four commentaries whose authors raise helpful questions and insights. We first review the spatial and temporal connections between specific rupture episodes and ongoing processes of extraction and exploitation. We then discuss how the impacts of rupture disproportionately fall to those with the smallest contribution to the crisis. Third, we clarify how our contextually rich view of rupture differs from planetary analytics such as the Anthropocene. In terms of rupture’s effects, we agree with comments that rupture does not simply represent a politics of hope but can strengthen authoritarian interests. Finally, we clarify what it means to ‘put rupture to work.’
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)216-220
    JournalDialogues in Human Geography
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2023

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