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dc.contributor.authorBarua, Maan
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-10T22:15:48Z
dc.date.available2018-09-10T22:15:48Z
dc.date.issued2018-07
dc.identifier.issn0305-7488
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/280030
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the social and political in relation to fabrications of earth/life has been one of geography’s most enduring concerns. Friedrich Ratzel’s Lebensraum essay, subtitled ‘a biogeographical study’, is an early exposition of how relations between the bio and the geo are politically molten. Yet his oeuvre, whilst of interest to political geographers, has been overlooked in the recent proliferation of work on the earth/life nexus in more-than-human geography. To this end, this commentary asks what it might mean to read Ratzel’s essay in light of attempts to articulate and specify the cartographies of life. Three key themes are highlighted that resonate with contemporary more-than-human approaches: the spatial ontologies of animal life, animals’ mobilities and cartographies of the living world. More specifically, this commentary expands upon Ratzel’s notion of the oecumene and argues that it offers up critical purchase for diagramming animals’ ontologies in ways sensitive to geographical concerns with nonhuman difference, lifeworlds and movement. A brief conclusion identifies avenues for future research and engagement.
dc.description.sponsorshipBritish Academy (Postdoctoral Fellowship Award No. pf140038).
dc.languageen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.titleRatzel's biogeography: a more-than-human encounter
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage108
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameJournal of Historical Geography
prism.startingPage102
prism.volume61
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27394
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-25
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jhg.2018.05.015
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-07
dc.contributor.orcidBarua, Maan [0000-0002-6539-8131]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-07-17
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:54:27 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-07-31


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