“The everyday ways that people challenge environmental destruction can be quite powerful.”
Julie Livingston is Silver Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. Her most recent book is Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable Told from Southern Africa (Duke University Press, 2019). A member of the NYU Prison Education Program Research Collective, she is coauthor with Andrew Ross of the forthcoming Freedom Dreams: Cars, Debt, and Carcerality (OR Books, 2022).
Before 2020, the relationship that is the body was already ailing. COVID-19 heightens the need to heal it.
America has many open secrets. The nursing home is one of them. We try not to think too hard or too long about its residents or its low-wage staff. We’ll confront its smell, its humiliations, its bleakness, only once we need it ...