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Being prey: Dismantling the emplacement/displacement dualism


Booth, KI, Being prey: Dismantling the emplacement/displacement dualism, The Trumpeter journal of ecosophy, 29, (1) pp. 1-14. ISSN 0832-6193 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Emplacement and displacement can be presented as experiences that lie in direct opposition to each other. To experience emplacement is to be immersed within the rich nuances of a place; it is to embody some kind of authentic existence that sees the self and the place inhabited as deeply aligned. The experience of displacement is to feel oneself as so disconnected from the intricacies of a place as to assume that such intricacies are non-existent; the self is unable to find a home within a place as the place is experienced as devoid of meaning and significances. In this paper I challenge this dualistic account of emplacement and displacement using Val Plumwood’s observations pertaining to dualisms and dismantling dualisms. I explore Plumwoods account of ‘Being Prey’ as an example of how a non-dualistic understanding of ‘placement’ may emerge.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Other Indigenous studies
Research Field:Other Indigenous studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Booth, KI (Dr Kate Booth)
ID Code:86868
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2013-10-30
Last Modified:2014-07-23

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