Title

Shimmering: Animating multispecies relations with Wurundjeri Country

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Title

Feminist Research for 21st-Century Childhoods: Common Worlds Methods

Publisher

Bloomsbury Academic

School

School of Education / Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research

RAS ID

29584

Comments

Originally published as: Blaise, M., & Hamm, C. (2019). Shimmering: Animating multispecies relations with Wurundjeri Country. In B. D. Hodgins (Ed.), Feminist research for 21st-century childhoods (pp. 8-100). London, England: Bloomsbury Academic. Original publication available here

Abstract

Scholars who align themselves with the emerging field of environmental humanities are experimenting with different ways of knowing the world. Part of this work involves writing practices that make room for new relations to emerge. These practices require an experimental orientation toward the world, including curiosity about knowledge construction. In this chapter, we are curious about the effects of binary logic and linguistic imperialism and how they are invisible tools of colonization that continuously separate humans from nature. We utilize the grammar of animacy to help us tell lively and animate stories about multispecies relations with Wurundjeri Country...

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