Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, “The Luna Ring Concept,” https://sservi.nasa.gov/articles/the-luna-ring-concept/.
See, e.g., Michael Mann, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet (New York: Public Affairs/Hatchette, 2021).
The Promise of Solarity
See Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2013); Achille Mbembe, “Necropolitics,” Public Culture 15, no. 1 (2003): 11–40.
Macarena Gómez-Barris, The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2017).
Nandita Badami, “Counting on Zero: Imaginaries of Energy and Waste in the New Green Economy,” Platypus: The Castac Blog (blog), October 21, 2016, http://blog.castac.org/2016/10/counting-on-zero/.
Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation (New York: Autonomedia, 2014).
Bill McKibben, “The Race to Solar-Power Africa,” New Yorker, June 19, 2017, http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/06/26/the-race-to-solar-power-africa; Jamie Cross, “The Solar Good: Energy Ethics in Poor Markets,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 25, no. S1 (2019): 47–66.
Kim TallBear, “Theorizing Queer Inhumanisms: An Indigenous Reflection on Working beyond the Human/Not Human,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 21, no. 2–3 (2015): 230–35; Marisol de la Cadena, Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2015); Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2016); Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology beyond the Human (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013).
Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places (New York: Grove Press, 1997).
Georges Bataille, The Accursed Share, vol. 1, trans. Robert Hurley (New York: Zone Books, 1987).
Amanda Boetzkes, “Solar,” in Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment, ed. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel, and Patricia Yaeger (New York: Fordham University Press, 2017), 315.
Bataille, Accursed Share, 1:40.
Boetzkes, “Solar,” 316.
David Schwartzman, “Beyond Eco-catastrophism: The Conditions for Solar Communism,” Socialist Register 53: 143–60.
Hermann Scheer, The Solar Economy (London: Earthscan, 2002), 33.
Dominic Boyer, “Infrastructure, Potential Energy, Revolution,” in The Promise of Infrastructure, ed. Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2018), 237.
Badami, “Counting on Zero.”
Cross, “Solar Good,” 2.
Stephanie LeMenager, Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014); Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil (London: Verso, 2011); Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson, and Imre Szeman, eds., Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).
Varun Sivaram, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2018).
Andreas Malm, “A Return to the Flow? Obstacles to the Transition,” in Fossil Capital, 367–88 (London: Verso, 2016).
Maristella Svampa, “Commodities Consensus: Neoextractivism and Enclosure of the Commons in Latin America,” South Atlantic Quarterly 114, no. 1 (2015): 65–82; Katy Jenkins, “Women Anti-mining Activists’ Narratives of Everyday Resistance in the Andes: Staying Put and Carrying On in Peru and Ecuador,” Gender, Place, and Culture 24, no. 10 (2017): 1441–59; Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, “Digging Women: Towards a New Agenda for Feminist Critiques of Mining,” Gender, Place, and Culture 19, no. 2 (2012): 193–212.
Joanna Zylinska, The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018).
Deborah Cowen, “Infrastructures of Empire and Resistance,” Verso (blog), January 25, 2017.
Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel, eds., The Promise of Infrastructure (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2018); Antina Von Schnitzler, Democracy’s Infrastructure: Techno-politics and Citizenship after Apartheid (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2018); Keller Easterling, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (London: Verso, 2014); Brian Larkin, “The Politics and Poetics of Infrastructure,” Annual Review of Anthropology 42 (2013): 327–43.
Solarity as Solidarity
Emilie Cameron, “Copper Stories,” in Far off Metal River: Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic, 84–110 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2015).
Zoe Todd, “Fish, Kin and Hope: Tending to Water Violations in Amiskwaciwâskahikan and Treaty Six Territory,” Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context, and Enquiry 43 (2017): 107.
Natasha Myers, “Photosynthesis,” Fieldsights, January 21, 2016, https://culanth.org/fieldsights/photosynthesis.
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Minneapolis, Minn.: Milkweed, 2014), 128.
Kohn, How Forests Think.
Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections, trans. Harry Zohn (New York: Schocken Books, 1999), 255.
J. K. Gibson-Graham, A Postcapitalist Politics (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006).
Tim Radford, “US Farm Workers Face Worsening Lethal Heat,” Climate News Network, May 6, 2020, https://climatenewsnetwork.net/us-farm-workers-face-worsening-lethal-heat.
Alex Nading, “Heat,” Fieldsights, April 6, 2016, https://culanth.org/fieldsights/heat.
Jason De León, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail, California Series in Public Anthropology 36 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015).
Decolonial and Feminist Solarities
Kyle P. Whyte, “Indigenous Science (Fiction) for the Anthropocene: Ancestral Dystopias and Fantasies of Climate Change Crises,” Environment and Planning E 1, no. 1–2 (2018): 226.
Heather Davis and Zoe Todd, “On the Importance of a Date; or, Decolonizing the Anthropocene,” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 16, no. 4 (2016): 774.
Emily Gilpin, “Skidegate on the Way to Becoming a ‘City of the Future,’” National Observer, April 9, 2018, https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/04/09/brighter-news-clean-energy-success-story.
Maryam Rezaei and Hadi Dowlatabadi, “Off-Grid: Community Energy and the Pursuit of Self-Sufficiency in British Columbia’s Remote and First Nations Communities,” Local Environment 21, no. 7 (2016): 789–807.
Quoted in Richard Thompson, “New Economy Trailblazer: Melina Laboucan-Massimo,” Rabble.ca, November 7, 2017.
Vanessa Watts, “Indigenous Place-Thought and Agency amongst Humans and Non-humans (First Woman and Sky Woman Go on a European World Tour!),” DIES: Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education, and Society 2, no. 1 (2013): 20–34.
Shane Brennan, “Visionary Infrastructure: Community Solar Streetlights in Highland Park,” Journal of Visual Culture 16, no. 2 (2017): 168.
Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer, “Becoming Responsible with Solar Power? Extending Feminist Imaginings of Community, Participation and Care,” Australian Feminist Studies 32, no. 94 (2017): 431.
Joanna Zylinska, The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018), 7.
Lourdes Pérez-Medina and Elizabeth Yeampierre, “The People’s Power,” Urban Omnibus, April 10, 2019, https://urbanomnibus.net/2019/04/the-peoples-power/.
“Reforming the Energy Vision (REV),” New York State Government, March 30, 2015, https://www.nypa.gov/innovation/initiatives/rev.
Pérez-Medina and Yeampierre, “People’s Power.”
Lauren Berlant, “The Commons: Infrastructures for Troubling Times,” Environment and Planning D 34, no. 3 (2016): 393.
Bataille, Accursed Share.
Rhys Williams, “‘This Shining Confluence of Magic and Technology’: Solarpunk, Energy Imaginaries, and the Infrastructures of Solarity,” Open Library of Humanities 5, no. 1 (2019): 13.
Whyte, “Indigenous Science (Fiction),” 228–29.
E. P. Thompson, “Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism,” Past and Present 38, no. 38 (1967): 95.
Gary Snyder, Turtle Island (New York: New Directions, 1974), 91–92.
The Work of Solarity
Geoff Mann, “Who’s Afraid of Democracy?,” Capitalism Nature Socialism 24, no. 1 (2013): 42–48.
Gregory Lynall, Imagining Solar Energy: The Power of the Sun in Literature, Science and Culture (London: Bloomsbury, 2020), 8.
Kai Heron and Jodi Dean, “Revolution or Ruin,” E-Flux Journal 110 (2020), https://www.e-flux.com/journal/110/335242/revolution-or-ruin/.
Thea Riofrancos, Resource Radicals: From Petro-nationalism to Post-extractivism in Ecuador (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2020).
Jordan Kinder, “Solar Infrastructure as Media of Resistance; or, Indigenous Solarities against Settler Colonialism,” South Atlantic Quarterly 120, no. 1 (2021): 63–76.
Storytelling and Worldmaking
Ruha Benjamin, “Race to the Future? Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology and Society,” Mossman Lecture, McGill University, Montreal, October 28, 2020.
Helene Frichot, “Olafur Eliasson and the Circulation of Affects and Percepts, in Conversation,” Architectural Design 78, no. 3 (2008): 30–35.
Olafur Eliasson, quoted in Michael Kimmelman, “The Sun Sets at the Tate Modern,” New York Times, March 21, 2004.
Louise Hornby, “Appropriating the Weather: Olafur Eliasson and Climate Control,” Environmental Humanities 9, no. 1 (2017): 60.
Gavin Grindon, “This Exhibition Was Brought to You by Guns and Big Oil,” New York Times, May 26, 2020.
Gómez-Barris, Extractive Zone, 1.
Skawennati, “She Falls for Ages,” Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace/Obx Labs, 2017, http://www.skawennati.com/SheFallsForAges/.
Boetzkes, “Solar,” 317.
Williams, “This Shining Confluence,” 20.
For a discussion of sympoiesis—a term used to refer to a form of collective productivity via the work of multiple and multispecies actors—see Haraway, Staying with the Trouble.