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turtles all the way down

Me: Hey Deleuze and Guattari, I’ve got another great example of a rhizome: critical theory, philosophy, and everything related them. It’s all just lateral stem-roots connecting one thing to another. 377 more words

Series: 'Why Animal Studies?' with Richie Nimmo

Welcome to our series, ‘Why Animal Studies?’ The aim of the series is to have scholars across the ideological spectrum (i.e., human-animal studies, critical animal studies, anthrozoology) reflect on why they locate their scholarship in the field. 2,094 more words

Series: 'why Animal Studies?'

Case Study 3: Ecology of the Writing Center

My first case study examined the writing center broadly using Foucault’s archaeological method. My second case study examined my specific writing center in light of Spinuzzi’s activity theory and Latour’s actor-network theory. 2,058 more words

Grad School Explorations

The myth of win-win in arguments for conservation

The last few years have seen an intensification in the long running debate about the underlying rationale(s) for biodiversity conservation. In Georgina Mace’s terminology, is conservation about nature for itself, nature despite people, nature for people, or people and nature? 809 more words


ENGL 894 Reading Notes: Ecology (Week 11)

With our readings for this week I found myself thinking about connections to Spinuzzi and Latour, and ultimately my interest was in how humans were portrayed as part of ecosystems in the readings. 608 more words

Grad School Explorations

Political ecology as a fertile site for social theorizing

During the 1990s political ecology became an active field of inquiry into environmental degradation and, sometimes, environmental restoration. Political ecology also had the potential to contribute to the process of social theorizing, which stemmed from the implications of what this paper calls “intersecting processes.” This term signifies that political ecological analyses attempt to make sense of dynamics produced by intersecting economic, social and ecological processes operating at different scales. 433 more words


Conference Report 'Comment penser l'anthropocène'.

Two of us went to Paris to attend the conference ‘Comment penser  l’anthropocène’. You can now find our conference report and some videos on Somatosphere!