Social geography(ies) III: Bugs

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Abstract

This report examines how social geography engages with nonhuman subjects; in this case, bugs. The report focuses on how social geography is rethinking its core concepts of difference and inequality through scholarship that examines the relations between bugs and human inequality, bug management and molecular intervention on/in bugs, and the biosocial relations bugs help forge. It does so while opening up what bugs – not just insects, but also a wider range of bugs, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites operating within and beyond the human body – offer to our theorization and examination of everyday social life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-296
Number of pages11
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • biosociality
  • health and disease
  • human-nonhuman relations
  • posthuman politics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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