Climate anxiety as posthuman knowledge

Boyd, C., Parr, H. and Philo, C. (2023) Climate anxiety as posthuman knowledge. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 4, 100120. (doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2022.100120)

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The American Psychological Association defines climate or eco-anxiety as a chronic fear of environmental doom (APA, 2017). This paper, instead, theorises climate anxiety as an emergent form of posthuman knowledge, albeit one that is dominated by vulnerability rather than affirmation. Put this way, the cultivation of ethical relationality holds potential for transforming this vulnerability and alleviating climate anxiety. Prefaced by a strategic representation of early earth-writing by humanistic geographers, the article critically reviews interdisciplinary articulations of world views which constitute a challenge to clinical understandings of climate anxiety by reimagining the purpose and mode of psychological intervention for futures of earthly well-being.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parr, Professor Hester and Philo, Professor Christopher
Authors: Boyd, C., Parr, H., and Philo, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Wellbeing, Space and Society
ISSN (Online):2666-5581
Published Online:29 November 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Wellbeing, Space and Society 4: 100120
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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