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Hybrid Geographies
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Hybrid Geographies
Natures Cultures Spaces

First Edition

Other Titles in:
Human Geography (General)

August 2002 | 226 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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.

 
Introducing Hybrid Geographies
 
SECTION ONE: BEWILDERING SPACES
 
Displacing the Wild
Topologies of Wildlife

 
 
Embodying the Wild
Tales of Becoming Elephant

 
 
SECTION TWO: GOVERNING SPACES
 
Unsettling Australia
Wormholes in Territorial Governance

 
 
Reinventing Possession
Boundary Disputes in the Governance of Plant Genetic Resources

 
 
SECTION THREE: LIVING SPACES
 
Transgressing Objectivity
The Monstrous Topicality of `GM' Foods

 
 
Geographies of/for a More than Human World
Towards a Relational Ethics

 

`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

`A wildly fascinating and unique journey through some unexpected spaces of hybrid inquiry. Sarah Whatmore rewrites the nature-society relationship in novel and entertaining ways' - Professor John Urry, Lancaster University


A great introduction to more-than-constructionist approaches to understanding relationships between actants and their environments

Ms Maggie Chapman
School of Health and Social Sciences, Napier University
October 17, 2009

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