Hybrid Geographies: Natures Cultures Spaces

SAGE, 2002 M11 4 - 225 páginas
Hybrid Geographies is a critical examination of the relation between culture and nature; the human and the non-human; the social and the material. The text demonstrates that culture and nature are not antitheses. They are intimately and variously linked. General arguments - informed by recent work in social theory - are illustrated throughout with detailed case-study material that shows how nature and culture are interrelated. The objective is to interrogate how ideas and practices mark off and regulate the commerce between the human and the non-human. Case studies that demonstrate the argument include an examination of genetically modified foods; a discussion of the idea of "wildlife"; and an inquiry into the management of wilderness spaces. Hybrid Geographies is essential reading for all 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
Transgressing Objectivity the monstrous topicality of GM food
Geographies offor a More Than Human World towards a relational ethics
Index of Names
Subject Index
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Sarah is a graduate of University College London where she gained a BA (Geography) in 1981; an M.Phil. (Town Planning) in 1983 and, after a stint working for the Greater London Council, a PhD (Geography) in 1988. She spent 12 years teaching in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, where she was promoted to a Chair in Human Geography in 1999 and awarded a DSc for published research in 2000. She moved to the Geography Discipline at the Open University in September 2001 as Professor of Environmental Geography. Sarah has also held visiting appointments in several institutions overseas including the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA); the University of Newcastle, (Australia); and the University of Trondheim (Norway). A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) for nearly 20 years, Sarah was elected to the Council of the RGS/IBG and to membership of the Research Committee in June 2004 for 3 years. She is also an elected member of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). She is currently an editor of Environment and Planning, A (Pion) and of the Blackwell Dictionary of Human Geography (5th edition), and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. Her research focuses on relations between people and the material world, particularly the living world, and the spatial habits of thought that inform the ways in which these relations are imagined and practiced in the conduct of science, governance and everyday life. She has published widely on the theoretical and political implications of these questions in two main directions.

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