Kyle Whyte on Time, Kinship, and Climate Change

Kyle Whyte has posted “Time and Kinship” on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Climate change is often discussed in terms of linear units of time. This essay covers the meaning of linear time and its implications for how climate change is narrated. There are concerns about how narrating climate change in this way can eclipse issues of justice in the energy transition. There are of course different ways of telling time. This essay provides a narration of climate change inspired by particular Indigenous scholars and writers. These conceptions of time narrate time through kinship, not linearity. One implication is that issues of justice are inseparable from the experience of climate change.

Kyle Whyte on DAPL and Environmental Injustice

Kyle Whyte has posted “The Dakota Access Pipeline, Environmental Injustice, and U.S. Colonialism” on SSRN. It is forthcoming in Red Ink.

Here is the abstract:

Starting in April 2016, thousands of people, led by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal members, gathered at camps to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—creating the #NoDAPL movement. I am concerned with how critics of #NoDAPL often focus on defending the pipeline’s safety precautions or the many attempts the Army Corps of Engineers made at consulting the Tribe. Yet critics rarely engage what LaDonna Brave Bull Allard calls “the larger story.” To me, as an Indigenous supporter of #NoDAPL, one thread of the larger story concerns how DAPL is an injustice against the Tribe. The type of injustice is one that many other Indigenous peoples can identify with—U.S. settler colonialism. I seek to show how there are many layers to the settler colonial injustice behind DAPL that will take me, by the end of this essay, from U.S. disrespect of treaty promises in the 19th century to environmental sustainability and climate change in the 21st century.

New Papers from Kyle Whyte

Our good friend and MSU colleague Kyle Whyte (apparently one of the few diverse philosophers around) has been busy. Here is a sampling of his latest papers (from SSRN):

Incl. Electronic Paper Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change Loss and Damage, and the Responsibility of Settler States
Kyle Whyte
Michigan State University – Department of Philosophy
Date Posted: April 27, 2016
Working Paper Series

Incl. Electronic Paper Indigenous Food Systems, Environmental Justice, and Settler-Industrial States
2015. In Global Food, Global Justice: Essays on Eating under Globalization. Edited by M. Rawlinson & C. Ward, 143-156, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Kyle Whyte
Michigan State University – Department of Philosophy
Date Posted: April 27, 2016
Accepted Paper Series

Incl. Electronic Paper Indigenous Environmental Movements and the Function of Governance Institutions
Whyte, K.P. 2016. Indigenous Environmental Movements and the Function of Governance Institutions. Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory. Edited by T. Gabrielson, C. Hall, J. Meyer & D. Schlosberg, 563-580. Oxford University Press.
Kyle Whyte
Michigan State University – Department of Philosophy
Date Posted: April 27, 2016
Last Revised: May 02, 2016
Accepted Paper Series

Incl. Electronic Paper Indigeneity and US Settler Colonialism
Forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race, Edited by Naomi Zack, Oxford University Press
Kyle Whyte
Michigan State University – Department of Philosophy
Date Posted: April 27, 2016
Accepted Paper Series

Incl. Electronic Paper Indigenous Experience, Environmental Justice and Settler Colonialism
Kyle Whyte
Michigan State University – Department of Philosophy
Date Posted: April 27, 2016
Working Paper Series

Incl. Electronic Paper Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Renewal and U.S. Settler Colonialism
The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics, Forthcoming
Kyle Whyte
Michigan State University – Department of Philosophy
Date Posted: April 27, 2016
Accepted Paper Series

Incl. Electronic Paper Our Ancestors’ Dystopia Now: Indigenous Conservation and the Anthropocene
Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, Forthcoming
Kyle Whyte
Michigan State University – Department of Philosophy
Date Posted: April 27, 2016
Accepted Paper Series