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Nature, critique, ontology, and some decolonial options: problematizing ‘the political’

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAGE Handbook of Nature
Subtitle of host publicationThree Volume Set
EditorsTerry Marsden
Place of PublicationLondon
Publisher or commissioning bodySAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781473983007
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Aug 2016
DatePublished (current) - 23 Mar 2018


This chapter explores the implications for politics and the space of ‘the political’ in light of recent ontological approaches to nature and the environment. My intention is to parse out broadly how and why significant changes to how we think about politics and the meaning of critique arise in recent efforts to re-centre ‘the political’ via ontological debates. I do this by explaining how the space of the political emerges from a genealogy of political critique as it develops in relation both to nature and the idea of a critical, human...

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  • nature, CRITIQUE, ontology, Decoloniality, Political theory, political agency, Anthropogeography



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