Arena Quarterly no. 1

Inaugural issue of Arena (3rd Series)

Editorial: Will the Fires Change Everything?

We are passing into an elemental moment, but do we have the language for grasping this?

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Arena (3rd series) issue no. 1, 2020

Contents

TitleAuthorPagePg.
Editorial
Alison Caddick2
Features
FROM THE AMAZON TO AUSTRALIA, AND ALL OVER
The depth of the planetary crisis
Arturo Escobar4
What must humanity become when we are out of time?
Bruce Buchan8
MELANCHOLIA IN FIELDS OF FIRE
Will the fires lead us to a proper mourning?
Julie Macken13
GREEN PATHWAYS TO A PEOPLE'S FUTURE
Managing a climate emergency democratically
Adam Bandt20
Desmond Manderson24
THE LIMITS OF CONTROL
Surveillance as a surrogate for solidarity
Timothy Erik Ström38
Myths of history and identity leading to the Hong Kong protests
Allen Chun43
Trump’s regional strategies are being undermined by Iran’s new alliances
Amin Saikal50
Arena Essay
SHOCK OF THE NEW
New nationalism and the crisis of political progressivism
Guy Rundle62
ARTS AND CULTURE
THE NEW ANTHROPOSCENERY
When our desire for urban nature becomes a performance of mastery
Siobhan Lyons74
VISUAL ESSAY
THE BUILD UP
Abigail Varney55
REVIEW ESSAYS
LEARNING, HEARING, KNOWING
Samia Khatun’s Australianama and Reg Dodd and Malcolm McKinnon’s Talking Sideways
Eve Vincent81
FROM UNIVERSAL LOVE TO GLOBAL ANOMIE
Christos Tsiolkas’ Dasmascus and Michel Houellebecq’s Serotonin
Simon Cooper85
SCENES FROM A BROTHEL
David Simon’s The Deuce and Moira Buffini and Alison Newman’s Harlots
Grazyna Zajdow91
POETRY
SUMMER 2020: THREE POEMS
'Revelations', 'The Last Post', and 'Straw Dogs'
Barry Hill71
THE FREE AND THE BRAVE
Robert DiNapoli37

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