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Interdisciplinary environmental theorist Matthew Adams draws inspiration from a wealth of ideas emerging in human–animal studies, anthrozoology, multi-species ethnography and posthumanism, offering a framing of collective anthropogenic ecological crises to provocatively argue that the Anthropocene is also an invitation – to become conscious of the ways in which human and nonhuman are inextricably connected. Through a series of strange encounters between human and nonhuman worlds, Adams argues for the importance of cultivating attentiveness to the specific and situated ways in which the fates of multiple species are bound together in the Anthropocene. Throughout the book this argument is put into practice, incorporating everything from Pavlov’s dogs, broiler chickens, urban trees, grazing sheep and beached whales, to argue that the Anthropocene can be good to think with, conducive to a seeing ourselves and our place in the world with a renewed sense of connection, responsibility and love.
Building on developments in feminist and social theory, anthropology, ecopsychology, environmental psychology, (post)humanities, psychoanalysis and phenomenology, this is fascinating reading for academics and students in the field of critical psychology, environmental psychology, and human–animal studies.
|Number of pages||194|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138570245, 9781138570252|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Feb 2020|
|Name||Concepts for critical psychology|
- human-animal studies
- human-nature relationships
- climate change
- environmental activism
- indigenous knowledge
- animals as subject matter
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- School of Humanities and Social Science - Principal Lecturer
- Cities, Injustice and Resistance Research and Enterprise Group
- Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics
- Narrative and Biographical Methodologies in Education Research and Enterprise Group
Matthew Adams (Presenter)23 Feb 2022
Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk
On being with sheep: Exploring human-animal relations on an urban fringe conservation grazing programme
Matthew Adams (Presenter)31 Jul 2021
Activity: External talk or presentation › Oral presentation