Walking with rocks – with care

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By way of combining insights from the emerging geosocial literature and feminist new materialism, the chapter develops a situated, ‘down-to-earth’ embodied perspective to investigate the lively relationalities of rocks and humans, and the way care is implicated in them. The analysis demonstrates that care is manifested in these relationalities in complex ways, taking the form of both detachment and entanglement, which do not exclude one another but instead contest an assumption of a harmonic relation between human and more-than-human subjects. Hence, the study provides a different story than that which is usually told about the Arctic area, of which the region studied is a part.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthics and Politics of Space for the Anthropocene
EditorsAnu Valtonen, Outi Rantala, Paolo D. Farah
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83910-870-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-83910-869-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Field of science

  • Social and economic geography

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