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Introduction to the urban ecologies open collection: A call for contributions on methods, ethics, and design in geographical research with urban animals

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Peer-reviewed

Type

Article

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Authors

Ragavan, Shruti 
Turnbull, Jonathon 
Chowdhury, Anmol 
Borden, Diane 

Abstract

This Open Collection proposes innovative research directions for both urban and beyond/more-than-/non-human geographies with animals. We are seeking papers for this Open Collection across three themes: (1) methods; (2) ethics and politics; and (3) planning and design. Specifically, we are interested in papers that pose questions of and reflect upon emergent tensions in researching with urban animals in each of these themes. This Open Collection aims to explore urban space beyond the human lens and to offer new modalities and frameworks for geographical research with urban animals. We are interested in papers that explore urban geographies with animals from a range of different theoretical, methodological, and empirical locations and perspectives. In this introduction to the Open Collection, we briefly summarise existing research in this field, before outlining the three thematic areas of the Collection

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Keywords

animal geography, more‐than‐human methods, urban animals, urban justice, urban planning

Journal Title

Geo: Geography and Environment

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Journal ISSN

2054-4049
2054-4049

Volume Title

8

Publisher

Wiley Open Access
Sponsorship
European Research Council (759239)
This paper was funded by Dr. Maan Barua's European Research Council Horizon 2020 grant, “Urban ecologies: governing nonhuman life in global cities,” grant number 759239.