(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Sticky lives : slugs, detachment and more-than-human ethics in the garden

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GINN F. (1) ;
(1) Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences, Univ., Edinburgh, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines slugs, detachment and more-than-human ethics in the garden in London, England. First, it describes how slugs and gardeners are ‘sticky’: joined together by shared histories, curiosity and disgust. It then shifts to examine how gardeners practice detachment: distancing themselves from the act of killing slugs but yet avowing the violence of their actions; acknowledging the limits of their capacities to bend space to their will and imagination; recognising the vulnerability of slugs, and being transformed by that recognition. The analysis shows first, that the emphasis on gathering together and relationality obscures what lies outside relations, and second how detachment emerges not as the negation, but as an enabling constituent of more-than-human ethics. In conclusion the paper argues for looser mappings of relationality and ethics that attend more fully to the distance between species


Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no4 [pp. 532-544]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.




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