Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics
Allewaert uncovers the enmeshment of persons in places-- and the imbrication of the nonhuman and the human-- in eighteenth-century American plantations (and the literature, culture, and thought circulating around and through them). Her book imagines the way in which resistance might arise from "parahuman" assemblages that generate modes of ecological personhood. A provocative and deeply thoughtful investigation of (and experimentation with) the possibility of nonhuman alliances in eighteenth-century contexts and beyond.
Minneapolis: Minnesota UP, 2013
Allewaert, Monique, “Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed June 8, 2023, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/149.