Wild Globalization: The Biopolitics of Climate Change and Global Capitalism on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast
Article first published online: 14 FEB 2011
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Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 10–30, January 2012
How to Cite
Cupples, J. (2012), Wild Globalization: The Biopolitics of Climate Change and Global Capitalism on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast. Antipode, 44: 10–30. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00834.x
- Issue published online: 23 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 14 FEB 2011
- climate change;
- indigenous peoples;
Abstract: This article explores the value of Deleuzoguattarian approaches for understanding the entangled relationships between globalization, climate change, capitalism and indigenous peoples. Drawing on Brett Neilson's concept of wild globalization, it analyzes the biopolitics of climate change and capitalism as they are experienced on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast. A focus on the heterogeneous economies and ecologies of the Miskito Keys and their destruction by Hurricane Felix reveals the destabilizing forces immanent to capitalism itself. Thinking about climate change not as a transcendent teleological megahazard, but as a Body without Organs, might enable us to be schizophrenic rather than paranoid about climate change.