Weathering ambivalences : between language and physics

  • The chapter engages the nature-culture divide with the generative ambivalences of weathering in both language and physics. Taking the different uses of the enantiosemic and ambitransitive verb as indicative of the human's fraught relationship with its environment and itself, it analyses multiple ways in which 'weathering' can involve subject-object relations, objectless subject-predicate relations, or even subjectless processes, and proposes to think them with mechanics, thermodynamics, and chaos theory.

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Author:Christoph F. E. HolzheyORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Weathering : Ecologies of Exposure / Herausgeber: Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Arnd Wedemeyer ; Cultural Inquiry ; 17
Publisher:ICI Berlin Press
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2020/10/28
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/11/23
Tag:Ambitransitive verbs; Chaos theory; Enantiosemy; Entropy; Nature-culture; Phase transitions; Weathering
GND Keyword:Natur; Kultur; Transitives Verb; Intransitives Verb; Ambivalenz; Entropie; Chaotisches System
Page Number:38
First Page:4
Last Page:40
Except for images or otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
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