£
A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies
Preview

Hardback

A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies

9781788979986 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Alice Hovorka, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University, Sandra McCubbin, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada and Lauren Van Patter, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University, Canada
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 998 6 Extent: 224 pp
Exploring the innovative and thriving field of animal geographies, this Research Agenda analyses how humans think about, place, and engage with animals. Chapters explore how animals shape human identities and social dynamics, as well as how broader processes influence the circumstances and experiences of animals.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Critical Acclaim
Contributors
Contents
More Information
Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Exploring the innovative and thriving field of animal geographies, this Research Agenda analyses how humans think about, place, and engage with animals. Chapters explore how animals shape human identities and social dynamics, as well as how broader processes influence the circumstances and experiences of animals.

This Research Agenda presents recent forays into theories of power, methodological innovations unearthing animal lifeworlds, and commitments to praxis. It demonstrates opportunities for animal geographies to engage creatively with diverse movements, including industrial farm workers’ rights, intersectional feminism, the environmental movement, racial equality, and decolonization. Critical and timely, contributions from top and emerging scholars suggest that it is time to bring the animals outwards into broader geographical dialogue to address pressing contemporary issues such as climate change.

An important read for animal and human geographers, this will be a foundational text for emerging scholars interested in critical perspectives on human–environment relations and societal dynamics. Its grounding in historical evaluation, discussion of scholarly innovation in the field and the opportunities to reflect on the topic in a time of socio-ecological crisis will also be helpful for more established scholars.
Critical Acclaim
‘A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies is a compelling roadmap for future scholarship on the complex connections between people and animals shaped by diverse subjectivities and lifeworlds, and manifest in power relations that demand a multispecies moral landscape and new ways of becoming together.’
– Jennifer Wolch, University of California, Berkeley, US
Contributors
Contributors: N.S. Anchan, J. Arathoon, M.J. Barrett, M. Barua, C. Bear, A. Chowdhury, R. Ellis, J. Emel, A. Hagy Ferguson, V. Hinz, L. Holloway, A.J. Hovorka, J.R. Isaacs, J. Johnston, M. Lovrod, C. MacKay, S. McCubbin, P. Nirmal, A. Otruba, A. Sinha, L.E. Van Patter, R.J. White, V. Wijngaarden
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction to A Research Agenda for Animal
Geographies: visioning amidst socio-ecological crises 1
Alice Hovorka, Sandra McCubbin and Lauren Van Patter

PART I POWER
2 A feminist research agenda for multispecies justice 23
Jody Emel and Padini Nirmal
3 Animality/coloniality: COVID-19 and the Animal
question 39
Jenny R. Isaacs and Ariel Otruba
4 Exploring the human–animal–technology nexus:
power relations and divergent conduct 55
Lewis Holloway and Christopher Bear
5 [Re]animating and [re]animalizing wildlife
conservation landscapes 69
Anita Hagy Ferguson

PART II LIFEWORLDS
6 Sensuous and spatial multispecies ethnography as
a vehicle to the re-enchantment of everyday life:
a case study of knowing bees 87
Rebecca Ellis
7 Researching animal geographies through the use
of walking methods 101
Jamie Arathoon
8 Animal subjectivities and lifeworlds: working with
and learning from animals through the practice of
multispecies participant observation 115
Carley MacKay
9 Affective ethnographies of animal lives 129
Anindya Sinha, Anmol Chowdhury, Nitesh S.
Anchan and Maan Barua

PART III PRAXIS
10 ‘Speaking’ with other animals through intuitive
interspecies communication: towards cognitive
and interspecies justice 149
M.J. Barrett, Viktoria Hinz, Vanessa Wijngaarden
and Marie Lovrod
11 Ghost stories: investigative animal geographies
for multispecies justice 167
Jacquelyn Johnston
12 Advancing trans-species social and spatial justice
through critical animal geographies 183
Richard J. White

Index 199

This title is available for institutional purchase via Elgaronline.

View sample chapter

eBook
$40.00
eISBN: 978 1 78897 999 3
My Cart