This book forum brings together seven scholars to discuss Julie Livingston’s Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa (Duke 2019), a story of what grows alongside “growth” and the price of “a good life.” Botswana offers lessons that are peopled and elemental; lessons that tug between the local and the global. Livingston shows how water, food, transportation, climate, and human and nonhuman actors are enmeshed in economic growth and simultaneously decompose its fabric. The seven commentaries consider where else and how else the story of growth might be told.
All Roads Lead to Ruin: Terminality and Julie Livingston’s Self-Devouring Growth
The New School for Social Research
Self-Devouring or Predator/Prey? A Question About Racial Capitalism
Oregon State University & University of Amsterdam
Consuming Tales, Powerful Tools
Institut de Recherches pour le Développement (IRD)
Juno Salazar Parreñas
On Genre and Politics in the Parable of Self-Devouring Growth
University of Washington
Self-Devouring Growth as Development, Desire, Disease and Death
University of Oxford
New York University
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Meyers T. Book forum: Julie Livington’s Self-Devouring Growth. Somatosphere. 2021. Available at: http://somatosphere.net/2021/book-forum-julie-livingtons-self-devouring-growth.html/. Accessed May 17, 2022.
Meyers, Todd. (2021). Book forum: Julie Livington’s Self-Devouring Growth. Retrieved May 17, 2022, from Somatosphere Web site: http://somatosphere.net/2021/book-forum-julie-livingtons-self-devouring-growth.html/
Meyers, Todd. 2021. Book forum: Julie Livington’s Self-Devouring Growth. Somatosphere. http://somatosphere.net/2021/book-forum-julie-livingtons-self-devouring-growth.html/ (accessed May 17, 2022).
Meyers, T 2021, Book forum: Julie Livington’s Self-Devouring Growth, Somatosphere. Retrieved May 17, 2022, from <http://somatosphere.net/2021/book-forum-julie-livingtons-self-devouring-growth.html/>
Meyers, Todd. "Book forum: Julie Livington’s Self-Devouring Growth." 15 Feb. 2021. Somatosphere. Accessed 17 May. 2022. <http://somatosphere.net/2021/book-forum-julie-livingtons-self-devouring-growth.html/>