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Researching with Proximity

Relational methodologies for the Anthropocene

Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Provides a methodological experiment with proximity
  • Presents a series of speculative, experimental modes of inquiry in the context of The Anthropocene
  • Offers nuanced ways of engaging with the environmentally vulnerable Arctic

Part of the book series: Arctic Encounters (AE)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Staying Proximate

    • Outi Rantala, Veera Kinnunen, Emily Höckert, Bryan S. R. Grimwood, Chris E. Hurst, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson et al.
    Pages 1-19Open Access
  3. Inquiring with Hospitable Methodologies

    • Emily Höckert, Bryan S. R. Grimwood
    Pages 21-41Open Access
  4. Becoming Fragile

    • Salla Jutila, Emily Höckert, Outi Rantala
    Pages 43-57Open Access
  5. Cultivating Proximities: Re-visiting the Familiar

    • Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, Carina Ren
    Pages 75-88Open Access
  6. Sensing Morally Evocative Spaces

    • Brynhild Granås
    Pages 89-104Open Access
  7. Walking-With Landscape

    • Elva Björg Einarsdóttir, Katrín Anna Lund
    Pages 105-118Open Access
  8. Following Pollen Mobilities

    • Martin Trandberg Jensen, Kaya Barry
    Pages 119-130Open Access
  9. Slowing Down with Stinging Nettle

    • Veera Kinnunen, Françoise Martz, Outi Rantala
    Pages 131-146Open Access
  10. Made-to-Measure: In and Out of Touch with the Old-Growth Forest

    • Joonas Vola, Pasi Rautio, Outi Rantala
    Pages 147-164Open Access
  11. Inviting Engagement with Atmospheres

    • Chris E. Hurst, Michela J. Stinson
    Pages 165-187Open Access
  12. Suggestions for Future Wanders

    • Emily Höckert, Veera Kinnunen, Outi Rantala
    Pages 205-210Open Access
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 211-215

About this book

This open access book presents a series of speculative, experimental modes of inquiry in the present times of environmental damage that have come to be known as the age of the Anthropocene. Throughout the book authors develop more nuanced ways of engaging with the environmentally vulnerable Arctic. They counter distancing, exoticising, and even apocalyptic imaginaries of the Arctic by staying proximate with mundane places and beings of the north. The volume engages and plays with familiar tourism concepts, such as hospitality, visiting, difference, care, openness, and distance, while expanding the focus from binary and human-centric approaches of hosts and guests to questions of wellbeing among multispecies communities. The transdisciplinary group of contributors share a curiosity about how staying proximate may provide theoretical depth and epistemological openings to attend to current tensions and to diversify the ways we do and enact research. Thus, each chapter provides a methodological experiment with proximity, developing diverse ways of envisioning and storying more-than-human worlds.  

 


Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

    Outi Rantala, Emily Höckert

  • University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

    Veera Kinnunen

About the editors

Outi Rantala is professor of responsible Arctic tourism at the University of Lapland, and adjunct professor of environmental humanities, at University of Turku. Her research has focused on human nature relations and engaged in creating critical, reflective, and alternative narratives on northern tourism.  

Veera Kinnunen is a sociologist working on a threshold of more-than-human sociology, environmental humanities, and feminist ethics. She currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oulu. Her research interests cover dwelling with unruly more-than-human others such as microbes and waste.  

Emily Höckert is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lapland. Her research explores the multiple ways in which more-than-human hosts and guests welcome and take care of each other in tourism settings. She approaches questions of hospitality, ethics, care, and storytelling at the crossroads of hermeneutic phenomenology, postcolonial philosophy, and new materialism.



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Researching with Proximity

  • Book Subtitle: Relational methodologies for the Anthropocene

  • Editors: Outi Rantala, Veera Kinnunen, Emily Höckert

  • Series Title: Arctic Encounters

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39500-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-39499-7Published: 27 October 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-39502-4Published: 27 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-39500-0Published: 26 October 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2730-6488

  • Series E-ISSN: 2730-6496

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 215

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Policy, Sociology, general, Human Geography, Anthropology, Cultural History, Social Anthropology

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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
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