Exploring earthly relations through curiography

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Recognizing that humans inhabit Earth with multiple others and that humans have worsened opportunities for life on Earth calls for a reassessment of the research practices through which the world is explored. The development of more-than-human methodologies is underway, as reflected in the emergence of more-than-human or multispecies ethnographies. However, leaning on ethnography as a methodological approach easily leads to the perpetuation of a human-centric worldview and directs scholars towards the conventional methods and views of scientific activity. We introduce curiography as an alternate mode of engaging with earthly relations, in a response-able and polite way. Curiography, stemming from curiosity, is a process of knowledge co-constitution valuing sensitivity, literal engagements, openness, politeness, and listening. It situates itself at the crossroads of post-qualitative and post-anthropocentric inquiry and is informed by relational ontology. This chapter explores, what happens when theorizing, knowing, and knowers are considered in the spirit of curiography?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA research agenda for Organization Studies, Feminisms and New Materialisms
EditorsMarta Calas, Linda Smirchich
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80088-127-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-80088-126-6
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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  • Business and management


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