Reflecting on emotional political ecologies

By Maria Heras, Benedict Singleton and Panagiota Kotsila* Why are the affective and the emotional still not recognised and dealt with as core, essential dimensions in political ecology? Three researchers share their thoughts about a roundtable discussion on “Emotional Political Ecologies” during the ENTITLE Undisciplined Environments Conference, held in Stockholm from 20-24 March 2016. The … Continue reading Reflecting on emotional political ecologies

Emotions in struggle: reflections on militant/activist research processes

by Melissa Garcia Lamarca I can’t sleep at night, in fact I’m taking sleeping pills regularly, but my dreams are filled with children grasping on to me for help. The other day one of my comrades (compañeros) sent a foreign television crew to our squatted building for an interview, which was not supposed to last … Continue reading Emotions in struggle: reflections on militant/activist research processes

Emotional Political Ecology – Personal being political and vice-versa

by Marien González Hidalgo I am now back in Santiago de Chile, after spending six intense weeks doingfieldwork mainly in the province of Arauco (Southern Chile), researchinga second case study for my PhD thesis on the political ecology of forest fires. I am an environmentalist and environmental scientist with training in psychology and therapy. That's why in … Continue reading Emotional Political Ecology – Personal being political and vice-versa