Underflows: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice (Feminist Technosciences) (Paperback)

Underflows: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice (Feminist Technosciences) By Cleo Wölfle Hazard Cover Image

Underflows: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice (Feminist Technosciences) (Paperback)


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Rivers host vibrant multispecies communities in their waters and along their banks, and, according to queer-trans-feminist river scientist Cleo W lfle Hazard, their future vitality requires centering the values of justice, sovereignty, and dynamism. At the intersection of river sciences, queer and trans theory, and environmental justice, Underflows explores river cultures and politics at five sites of water conflict and restoration in California, Oregon, and Washington.

Incorporating work with salmon, beaver, and floodplain recovery projects, W lfle Hazard weaves narratives about innovative field research practices with an affectively oriented queer and trans focus on love and grief for rivers and fish. Drawing on the idea of underflows--the parts of a river's flow that can't be seen, the underground currents that seep through soil or rise from aquifers through cracks in bedrock--W lfle Hazard elucidates the underflows in river cultures, sciences, and politics where Native nations and marginalized communities fight to protect rivers. The result is a deeply moving account of why rivers matter for queer and trans life, offering critical insights that point to innovative ways of doing science that disrupt settler colonialism and new visions for justice in river governance.

Product Details ISBN: 9780295749754
ISBN-10: 029574975X
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Feminist Technosciences