MORE-THAN-HUMAN CULTURAL GEOGRAPHIES TOWARDS CO-DWELLING ON EARTH

Abstract

The concept of more-than-human was founded as a counterpoint to culture-nature dualisms and it refers to the worlds of different beings co-dwelling at Earth, as to include and exceed human societies. Based on this notion and in different philosophical perspectives, such as post-phenomenologies, non-representational theory, eco-feminisms and post-humanisms, cultural geographies have sought to amplify their interpretations in order to decipher the spatial multiplicities of dwelling in the Anthropocene. The essay seeks to characterize more-than-human Cultural Geographies of anglophone countries. These Geographies concern an ample specter of entities that vary from the existential spaces of reindeer herds to those of affective effects of antidepressants. In order to do so, they employ inter- and transdisciplinary proceedings of artistic, literary, narrative and experimental natures. Vital, atmospheric, affective and embodied studies by these geographers reveal complex multi-species assemblages of co-vulnerability and reciprocity contemporarily lived in places of tension. Comprehensions on these earth-dwelling tessiture can enable us to decipher Earth writings that contrapose the hegemonic human exceptionalism.

Author Biography

Carlos Roberto Bernardes de Souza Júnior, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Giânia (GO), Brasil

Doutorando em Geografia no Instituto de Estudos Socioambientais (IESA) da Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), com período de estágio sanduíche na Université de Paris (U-PARIS).Membro do Laboratório de Laboratório de Estudos e Pesquisas das Dinâmicas Terrioriais (LABOTER) - UFG e do Laboratoire Dynamiques sociales et recomposition des espaces (LADYSS) - U-PARIS. Mestre em Geografia pelo IESA/UFG; Bacharel e Licenciado em Geografia pela Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU).

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Published
10/02/2021
How to Cite
SOUZA JÚNIOR, Carlos Roberto Bernardes de. MORE-THAN-HUMAN CULTURAL GEOGRAPHIES TOWARDS CO-DWELLING ON EARTH. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 20, feb. 2021. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <http://www.mercator.ufc.br/mercator/article/view/e20005>. Date accessed: 18 sep. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.4215/rm2021.e20005.
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