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`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</p> <p></p> <p>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.</p> <p></p> <p>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.</p> <p></p> <p>Hybrid Geographies is essential reading for students in the social sciences with an interest in nature, space and social theory.

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Concerned with the positioning of the non-human within the corpus of human geography, Whatmore (geography, Open U., UK) explores questions of bio-technology and the negotiation of scientific and legal innovations and rationales in relation to agriculture and food consumption and to wildlife and nature conservation. She situates a series of paired essays that follow socio-material controversies as they play out in practices of science, law, and everyday life. She suggests that the essays can be read as "thematic sections that explore the spatio-temporal vernaculars of wild(er)ness, governance, and consumption" or as individual essays that "follow the interference of `things'...in the geographies of social life."
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"Hybrid Geographies is one of the most original and important contributions to our field in the last 30 years. At once immensely 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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Hybrid Geographies reconsiders the relationship 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761965664
Author:
Whatmore, Sarah
Publisher:
Sage Publications (CA)
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Geography-General
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9.48x6.40x.77 in. 1.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , ""

"Hybrid Geographies is one of the most original and important contributions to our field in the last 30 years. At once immensely 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Hybrid Geographies reconsiders the relationship 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.
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