Am Johal is Director of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. His first book is Ecological Metapolitics: Badiou and the Anthropocene (Atropos Press 2015).

Ecological Metapolitics is a work rooted in continental philosophy, with a particular focus on bringing
together French philosopher Alain Badiou's theoretical work on militant political change and the contemporary problem of ecology.

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Joe Sacco, one of the world's greatest comics journalists has teamed up with Vancouverites Am Johal and Matt Hern for Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale (MIT Press $19.95). The three go on a road trip from Vancouver to the Alberta tar sands. Along the way they talk to people whose lives and fortunes depend on, or are imperiled by, the tar sands. Sacco contributes a chapter-length comic about the contradictions of life in an oil town.

Combining travelogue, political analysis, and ecological theory, the authors argue that confronting global warming requires a politics that speaks to a different way of being in the world-a reconstituted understanding of the sweetness of life.

Joe Sacco is best known for his books Palestine (1996) and Footnotes in Gaza (2009). Am Johal is director of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Matt Hern is a Vancouver activist.

BOOKS:

Ecological Metapolitics: Badiou and the Anthropocene (Atropos Press 2015) 978-1940813929

Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale (MIT Press $19.95) 9780262037648

[BCBW 2015]