1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of More-than-Human Studies

Edited By Adrian Franklin Copyright 2024
    486 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the field of more-than-human studies, bringing together contemporary and essential content from leading authors across the discipline. With attention to the intellectual history of the field, its developments and extensions, its applications and its significance to contemporary society, it presents empirical studies and theoretical work covering long-established disciplines, as well as new writing on art, history, politics, planning, architecture, research methodology and ethics. An elaboration of the various dimensions of more-than-human studies, The Routledge International Handbook of More-than-Human Studies constitutes essential reading for anyone studying or researching in this field.



    1               The Separation?

    Adrian Franklin


    Part 1 Foundations


    2               In the Thick of Things and the Politics of Becoming

    Andrew Pickering


    3                When Species Meet

    Donna Haraway      


    4                A Circumpolar Night’s Dream

    Tim Ingold


    5                Planetary Multiplicity and the Much More-than-Human Earth 

    Nigel Clark and Bronislaw Szerszynski


    6                A Multispecies Ontological Turn?

    Anna Tsing


    7                Politics, Space and the More-than-Human Condition

    Steve Hinchliffe


    8                The 'Shuffle of Things' and the Distribution of Agency

    Tony Bennett


    9                The Technical and the Political

    Andrew Barry


    10            The More-than-Human City

    Adrian Franklin


    Part 2 Elaboration


    11            Airports, Affect and Arctic Futures - More-than-Human Thinking of Connectivity and Dwelling

    Carina Ren


    12            Meeting and Mingling with Microbes: A More-than-Human Georgraphy of Hygiene, Holobionts and Hospitality

    Beth Greenhough


    13            More-than-Human Reflections on Anthropause

    Adam Searle and Jonathan Turnball



    14            The Virtual Animal in the Digital Anthropocene: Empowered or Subjugated?

    Erica von Essen



    15.  Living with Unruly Waste Matter: On More-than-Human Relations

    Olli Pyyhtinen


    16.  We Have Never Built Back Better: Using STS to Account for the Many Failures of Disaster Recovery

    Steve Matthewman


    17.  The More-than-Human Home

    Emma R. Power


    18.  Wrapping Things Up: Making Plastic into a Political Material

    Gay Hawkins


    19.      Histories in, of and for More-than-Human Worlds

    Emily O’Gorman and Andrea Gaynor


    20.      Making Time for, and with Honeybees

    Catherine Phillips


    21.  The Long Horizon: Temporal Imaginaries in the More-than-Human Arts

    Chris Salter


    22.  The Cosmopolitics of Urban Planning in a More-than-Human World

    Jonathan Metzger


    Part 3 Methods


    23.  Nine Methodological Principles for the Posthumanities

    Stephen Muecke, Alessandro Antonello, Tully Barnett, Amy T. Matthews, and Stephen Zagala


    24.  Knives, the More-than-Human and Speculative Fabrication with/for the Cthulucene

    Mike Michael


    25.  The More-Than-Human Micropolitics of the Research Assemblage

    Nick J. Fox and Pam Alldred


    26.  Towards a More-than-Human Participatory Research

    Michelle Bastian


    27.  More-than-Human Ethics

    Franklin Ginn


    Part 4 Towards a Habitable World


    28. Walking into the Future with Bruno Latour

    Adrian Franklin




    Adrian Franklin, Creative Industries, University of South Australia. He trained as a social anthropologist and sociologist in the UK and has held professorial positions in the UK, Europe and Australia. He has longstanding research and teaching interests in human-animal studies, posthumanism, new materialism, city life, creativity, art, mobilities, collecting, museum studies, festivals and arts ecologies. He has contributed to the opening up of several new fields within more-than-human studies, including the city, tourism, social and cultural bonds, place, the home, bush fires, the beach/sea, companion animals and human loneliness.