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Introduction – an amphibious anthropology: the production of place at the confluence of land and water

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

Karine Gagné ; Mattias Borg Rasmussen

Amid global climate change and an uneven global political economy that preys on natural resources, landscapes are reshaped at the confluence of land and water, concretely and abstractly. Focusing on the production of place, we suggest that at their point of convergence, there is relational ontology between land and water. This constitutive relationality is the basis of what we call an amphibious anthropology. By foregrounding temporality, movement, and ways of knowing, we aim to grasp the experience of places at the confluence of land and water and to probe into the specificities of life in such landscapes or into various amphibious anthropologies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnthropologica
Volume58
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)135-149
Number of pages15
ISSN0003-5459
StatePublished - 2016

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