Framing a Research Agenda for Animal Geographies Amidst Socio-Ecological Crises

Authors: Alice Hovorka*, York University, Sandra McCubbin, Government of Canada, Lauren Van Patter, Queen's University
Topics: Animal Geographies
Keywords: Animals, geography, power, lifeworlds, praxis
Session Type: Virtual Lightning Paper
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM
Room: Virtual 2
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This chapter frames the co-edited Elgar volume "A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies" (Forthcoming 2021). The authors situate the volume as a basis from which to move forward an agenda of ‘bringing the animals back out’ and beyond Geography to address socio-ecological crises, to facilitate positive change, and to ensure allyship with the most vulnerable nonhuman and human animals. They articulate aspirational sub-disciplinary goals as ensuring relevance amidst crises and engaging further with public dialogues and actions. The authors then outline the contributions made by emerging and established animal geographers whose work collectively advances theoretical, methodological, and ethical realms in understanding human-animal relations. Such advances are meant to inspire further growth and engagement among a community of animal scholars, practitioners and activists committed to a just and sustainable future.

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