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

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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...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAGE Handbook of Nature
Subtitle of host publicationThree Volume Set
EditorsTerry Marsden
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781473983007
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2018


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


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