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Posthuman? Nature and Culture in Renegotiation

Kornelia Engert and Christiane Schürkmann

correct ontologies and epistemologies that follow an anthropocentric and/or humanistic tradition. In a certain way, they decenter the human from various angles: humans are embedded in hybrid relations of subjectivity ( Haraway 1991 ) or in materialist

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Adaptation Lived as a Story

Why We Should Be Careful about the Stories We Use to Tell Other Stories

Nicole Klenk

ontological perspective on different ways of knowing: Ontology’s better answer is that if these things ‘appear irrational’ it is because we have misunderstood them. If people say that a stone is a person, it is because they are talking about something

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People and Plants

Kay E. Lewis-Jones

plants are world-making, dynamic beings, and that their entangled interactions and “plant ontologies” ( Marder 2012: 30 ) have much to teach us about other ways of living as we seek alternative political and ethical engagements with the world and

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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

merge social ecology and practice theory theoretically, as they have heterogeneous ontologies and different theoretical and disciplinary affiliations. Rather, we combine their perspectives to investigate specific sustainability problems. Ecological

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Socialities of Nature Beyond Utopia

Constanza Parra and Casey Walsh

ontological basis for denigrating them as backward, on the one hand, or utopian, on the other. Policies for nature and environmental protection will become effective only when we move beyond this dismissal and the plurality of nature intelligences, worldviews

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Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe

Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin

coupled with a desire for a greater sense of ontological security in an increasingly uncertain world underpin this trend. As Nathan McClintock has observed, “the popularity of UA in the global North has surged and the discourse surrounding it has shifted

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Culturally Grounded Indicators of Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems

Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua’ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege, and Alaka Wali

Framework Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan Designed to be transparent, inclusive, and holistic, this framework identifies its ontological basis and provides an alternative Indigenous conceptual measure of sustainability. It is a unique approach to indicator set

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Undoing Traceable Beginnings

Citizenship and Belonging among Former Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

Patricia Daley, Ng’wanza Kamata, and Leiyo Singo

insufficient for the positive self-identity that he craved—what the sociologist Anthony Giddens (1991) terms “ontological security.” For that, Zacharia needed to erase the affliction of his ethnic past. For over 40 years, refugees who fled Burundi in 1972

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A Flowering of Memory

Walking Zora Neale Hurston's Cemetery Path to our Mothers’ Gardens

James Jr. Padilioni

next elaborate the relationship between Hurston's Hoodoo-Vodou ontologies of spirit and ancestral presence with Black gardening methods to expand our conception of Rootworking, Black folk traditions of magical pharmacopeia and herbalism ( Chireau 2003

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Introduction

Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

Chakrabarty's (2000) critique of historicism. Chakrabarty's postcolonial approach focuses on hegemonic images of history, both in terms of a specific ontological mode of seeing and interpreting the world from an ethnocentric historicist position and as an