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Feminist Posthumanities: An Introduction

  • Cecilia Åsberg
  • Rosi Braidotti
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Human nature is not the oxymoron we imagined it to be. In this new planetary age of the Anthropocene, defined by human-induced climatic, biological, and even geological transformations, we humans are fully in nature. And nature is fully in us. This was, of course, always the case, but it is more conspicuously so now than ever before: people are entangled in co-constitutive relationships with nature and the environment, with other animals and organisms, with medicine and technology, with science and epistemic politics. We live and die, play, thrive, and suffer by each other. Now is the time for greater scholarly attentiveness to such human and more-than-human worlds in sociocultural research, saturated as they are with ethical and political implications (van Dooren et al. 2016). For example, think of “mad cow” disease, where humans feeding cows with by-products from slaughtered sheep infected with the prionic disorder “scrapie” in turn generates prion disorders in cows that get...

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  1. 1.Linköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtNetherlands

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