Hybrid Geographies: Natures Cultures Spaces
`Hybrid Geographies is one of the most original and important contributions to our field in the last 30 years. At once immensley provocative and productive, it is written with uncommon clarity and grace, and promises to breathe new life not only into geographical inquiry but into critical practice across the spectrum of the humanities and social sciences - and beyond. An extraordinary achievement' - Professor Derek Gregory, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
Hybrid Geographies critically examines the `opposition' between nature and culture, the material and the social, as represented in scientific, environmental and popular discourses. Demonstrating that the world is not an exclusively human achievement, Hybrid Geographies reconsiders the relation between human and non-human, the social and the material, showing how they are intimately and variously linked.
General arguments - informed by work in critical geography, feminist theory, environmental ethics, and science studies - are illustrated throughout with detailed case-study material. This exemplifies the two core themes of the book: a consideration of hybridity (the human/non-human relation) and of the `fault-lines' in the spatial organization of society and nature.
Hybrid Geographies is essential reading for students in the social sciences with an interest in nature, space and social theory.
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Introducing Hybrid Geographies
Displacing the Wild topologies of wildlife
Embodying the Wild tales of becoming elephant
Unsettling Australia wormholes in territorial governance
Reinventing Possession boundary disputes in the governance of plant genetic resources
Drawing the Line: Nature, Hybridity, and Politics in Transboundary Spaces
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