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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.

Living Spaces
Living spaces

The facts cut me off. The clean boxes of history, geography, science, art. What is the separateness of things when the current that flows each to each is live? It is the livingness I want. (Jeanette Winterson, 1997: 85)

Just as humans and non-humans, subjects and objects are constituted through the performance of myriad moments and modes of consumption, so the distinction between them is rendered porous in the process as ‘things’ become familiar co-habitants in the living fabrics of association that configure the geographies of the social. It is in these most intimate and ordinary of encounters and accommodations that the bodily contours taken to mark off discrete ‘individuals’ and/of certain kinds amidst the heterogenous flux of the socio-material world gain a ...

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