Globalization Is Necessary For Sustaining The Life Of All Species

761 Words Oct 11th, 2016 4 Pages
Globalization, collaboration, is necessary for sustaining the life of all species. Tsing says, “Precarity is a state of acknowledgment of our vulnerability to others” (29). Anti-globalization, indigeneity without contact, is impossible because Homo economicus is always scoping for a new frontier. If we don’t collaborate with each other - which is to say if we don’t contaminate our lives by intermingling with those humans and other species which we see as radically different from us – then we are destined for extinction. This is one of Tsing’s main arguments, and it is a continuation of one of the themes that reverberates across all of texts read thus far in our discussion about the Anthropocene. When we change the conditions, the conditions change us. Contamination is a good thing; it affords hope for life after capitalist ruination.

Contamination, which Tsing would say makes diversity of life possible, also comes with a warning that we might contend to be the socially constructed categories of difference that essentialize identities among and between humans, and between humans and non-humans. I think Tsing’s pointing out the need for a sociopolitical model of egalitarian reciprocity, where all living things would find and establish mutually rewarding encounters that preempt no voices in the process of its foundation. She states, “Perhaps…we need to tell and tell until all our stories…are standing with us to face the challenges of the present” (34). However, there is a…

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