This volume fosters a re-imagination of the planet where it is seen not only as a resource, but also as an entity that must not be excluded from the political imperative of care and kinship. The authors go beyond the normative understanding of space by recognizing the potency of touch, where they look at somatic experiences that invite the intensity of affect.

This book questions the dominance of the capitalocene through the existence of social aesthetic and records the affective encounters that facilitate the creation of planetary identity, affinity, and entanglements. With discussions on architecture, poetry, rap music, romantic literature, performance art, digital fashion, Instagram, Netflix shows, YouTube videos, moving image practices, eco-sexual movements, and graphic narratives, the chapters in this volume initiate a conversation on what it means to inhabit the world today.

An important contribution, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of environmental humanities, planetary humanities, affect studies, digital humanities, and media studies, besides also being of interest to those studying interdisciplinary critical/cultural theory, Television and film studies, philosophy, and architectural theory.

chapter |12 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

Thinking Architecture

From Phenomenology Towards Planetarity

chapter 2|11 pages

In-Between Performances

Worlding, Ethical Consciousness, and Affective Responses to Contemporary Choreographies

chapter 3|16 pages

Sound of Resistance

A Study of Climate and Culture through Rap Music

chapter 6|11 pages

Immersive Ambience

Encoding a Digital Poetics of Instapoetry

chapter 7|14 pages

Child's Play and Survival

Examining Children's Games in the Squid Game

chapter 8|13 pages

Emerging Digital Planetarities

The YouTube Reaction Video and Affective Fandom

chapter 9|12 pages

“No One Understands the Savagery of This Place”

Affect and Sense of a Place in Louise Glück's A Village Life

chapter 10|17 pages

Composing [ ] Inhuman

chapter 11|13 pages

Nonhuman Visions

From Experimental Cinema to Hollywood

chapter 12|13 pages

Submergence “Within” and “Without”

Local and Planetary Memories in Arula Ratnakar's “Submergence”

chapter 13|12 pages

Erotic Environmentalism

The Awegasmic Activism of Ecosexuality

chapter 14|20 pages

To Stare or Not to Stare

An Affective Study of Disability Through Select Hindi Films *

chapter 15|8 pages

Shame and Its Lovers

Unstable Affective Transmissions in Garth Greenwell's Fiction

chapter 16|11 pages

The Politics of Pain and Anger

Representing Sexual Trauma in Graphic Narratives