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More-than-human Metabolism

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For animal scholars, metabolic thinking opens interesting ways to think about the ways that we eat animals, as well as what animals eat. Marxist metabolic rift is concerned with the relationship between humans and nature, and postindustrial metabolism is concerned with what humans eat and how we use and store that as nutrition. Bringing animals and their metabolism into this frame shifts how we can think about metabolism. I am currently working on two projects on more-than-human metabolism, the first in collaboration with Jonny Turnbull and Adam Searle on bovine metabopolitics, and the second as part of my work on chickens.

Our collaborative bovine metabo-politics work has been published with CRASSH in 2021, and we recently gave a seminar at Brunel University. My galline urban metabolism work has also been published with CRASSH (with Jonny Turnbull), and I have further developed these ideas for a paper given at the University of Turku in 2021 and on The Animal Turn’s blog and podcast.
Effective start/end date1/12/20 → …
  • Oliver, Catherine (Principal Investigator)
  • Turnbull, Jonathon (Co-Investigator)
  • Searle, Adam (Co-Investigator)

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