Ville Kellokumpu & Aapo Lunden (eds.)
The Geographical Society of Northern Finland and the Geography Research Unit at the University of Oulu are inviting contributions to the 2020 Nordia Geographical Publications (NGP) Yearbook.
Today, humanity faces its past as systemic inertia. To deal with the contemporary ecological crisis and the ‘warming condition’ is to deal with history in the present. The carbon legacy of dead generations weighs heavy on the minds as well as the bodies of the living. To act politically in this situation is to face different modalities of inertia and seek to transform them towards life-affirming and socioecologically resilient alternatives.
This year's Call for Papers invites contributors to reflect what explanatory value the concept of ‘inertia’ might have in analyzing the contemporary conditions of environmental degradation. The figure of inertia offers a broad and multifaceted way to examine the historical, political, cultural and economic trajectories that have led to current ecological crises. ‘Inertic' thought has the potential to untangle the mess of the fossil economy and carbon epistemics and provide signals for political action in the Anthropocene.
Submit your final manuscript through the nordia.journal.fi system by 31.8.2020Read more about Call for Papers: Nordia Geographical Publications Yearbook 2020