Geographies of science and technology III: Careful entanglements, responsible futures

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Abstract

In my previous progress reports I suggested that geographers might attend more to the leaky boundaries of ‘science’ and ‘technology’ and to their imbrications in the mundane spaces of the everyday, and that stances of analytical critique might be joined by practices of engaged imagination of alternative lifeworlds in the shadow of the Anthropocene. In this final report, I zoom in on care as a ‘concept, emotion, practice, politics, moral exhortation’. This has recently provided a focus for much innovative and impactful research in critical geography. I explore the analytical and political potential of centring care within geographical engagements with science and technology, and suggest that nuanced engagements with the concept contain valuable insights into the everyday geographies of technoscience, and into how practices of care are central to – but not exhaustive of – political strategies for building alternative lifeworlds in uncertain times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-623
Number of pages11
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Volume47
Issue number4
Early online date30 Mar 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Keywords

  • Science
  • animal geographies
  • care
  • health
  • responsibility
  • technology

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