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Accelerated Worlds

Editorial: Our Given Body: Roe v Wade

In the American context, abortion has only increasingly become a ‘master category’, pointing to an ultimate value around ‘life’ but also condensing the meanings and anxieties that are fuelling the radical Right’s larger political struggle—offering ordinary folks a visceral connection to overcoming something ‘rotten’ in the established liberal system.

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Arena Quarterly issue no. 11, 2022

Contents

TitleAuthorPagePg.
Editorial
ALISON CADDICK3
Big Bad World
The Atlantic powers are determined on extradition
BINOY KAMPMARK6
Middle East Threats and Conflicts
Simmering dangers: ISIS, nuclear proliferation and big power intervention
AMIN SAIKAL13
Assassination by Drone
Normalising the Forever War, undoing the ground of human security
PAUL JAMES18
Non-alignment: lost opportunities for peaceful coexistence in the Asia-Pacific
ALISON BROINOWSKI27
Back Home
Community Independents and the new wave of political engagement
DENIS GINNIVAN, LESLEY HOWARD32
North West Shelf and lessons for sharing our sovereign wealth
DAVID LEE, CLINTON FERNANDES38
Their argument is out of order
JOSH ABBEY46
Visual Essay
The Merge
Are we living in a computer simulation?
SARA, PETER & TOBIAS COLLECTIVE51
Accelerated Worlds
Zero Gravity
Floating towards posthumanism
RICHARD KING56
Vision Mātauranga: Commodifying Māori Knowledge
Science, Indigenous knowledge and the politics of academic research
KEITH BARBER64
Digital Conspiracies and Accelerationist Fictions
The print-on-demand novel has replaced the manifesto for far-Right patriots
HELEN YOUNG, GEOFF BOUCHER69
History
‘Horse’
The making of an Australian working man: Dinny McQueen, 1899–1975
HUMPHREY MCQUEEN75
Performance
Credibility Gulf
Theatrical strategies to wake up the narcoticised viewer
KATHLEEN MARY FALLON83
Review Essay
Degrowth, Green Growth, Post-Growth
Imagining and creating just and regenerative post-carbon futures
JOHN WISEMAN93
Poetry
Fire
EDITH SPEERS31
Light
EDITH SPEERS31
exercises for free will
EDITH SPEERS31
Tech
JOHN FALZON81
A May Day Poem
JOHN FALZON82
Black Summer Reflections, a 2020 Looking Glass
CAROLYN MASEL92

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