[Caglist] Deadline Extension: CFC: A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies (Elgar)

Dear Colleagues,


We have extended the deadline of our CFC
to November 30th! Please find attached and pasted below our Call for
Contributions to an edited book titled, A Research Agenda for Animal
Geographies, which will be part of the Elgar Research Agenda series.
We look forward to receiving your proposed chapters.


Best wishes,

Alice Hovorka, Sandra McCubbin, and
Lauren Van Patter


Call for Contributions to an Edited Book:

A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies

Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd


Alice J. Hovorka, ahovorka@yorku.ca

Dean & Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University


Sandra McCubbin, sandra.mccubbin@queensu.ca

PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University


Lauren Van Patter, lauren.vanpatter@queensu.ca

PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University


Elgar context:  

The Elgar Research Agenda for Animal Geographies will be visionary and provocative, help define current debates, and outline potential trajectories for future development. The volume is aimed at emerging scholars, especially new PhD students, and established researchers within the field. This volume will offer overarching chapters summarizing the field, and chapters that detail research directions and debates. It will complement Elgar’s growing Geography list that includes contributions on Migration Geographies, Environmental Geopolitics, and several others currently in discussion.


Animal Geographies volume overview:

Animal geographies reflect an innovative and thriving sub-discipline. Animal geographers seek to understand how humans think about, place, and engage with animals, how animals shape human identities and social dynamics, as well as how broader social cultural, political economic, and ecological processes influence animal distributions, circumstances, behaviours, experiences, and well-being. Animals now fully feature as distinctive objects or meaningful subjects of geographical study rather than being lumped together with ‘nature’ or backgrounded in human-environment explorations. Animal geographies have expanded the scope of geographical scholarship by challenging entrenched humanist ontologies and epistemologies and advancing multi-species theoretical and empirical understanding in the discipline.


Animal geographies at their core explore human-animal relations through attention to animality, animal spaces, and beastly places as grounded in eclectic methodological approaches and ethical commitments to improving the lives of animals. In turn, animal geographers push geography as a discipline to be holistic, interdisciplinary, more-than-human, and justice-oriented, and further attuned to the often uneven and inequitable relations that result from human-environment (and indeed human-animal) encounters. Animal geographers have firmly joined the ranks of broader animal studies scholarship by infusing debates with context-specific, place-based, and spatial frames that extend understanding and explanation of the ways in which humans and animals interact.

The Elgar Research Agenda for Animal Geographies will feature the following volume structure:

1.     POWER – What theoretical frames offer productive insights on species relations of power?

2.     SUBJECTIVITIES – What methodologies are best suited to investigating the lives of animals?

3.     PRAXIS – What actions should animal geographers take to challenge animal injustice?



Contributors will submit chapters under 6,000 words in length that fall within one of the above three sections (Power, Subjectivities, Praxis). Contributions could take the form of empirical case studies, or commentaries on key developments or trajectories of the field.



Please send an abstract (maximum 300 words) to Sandra McCubbin (sandra.mccubbin@queensu.ca) by November 30th, 2018.


Abstracts should include:

·       the topic and outline of the proposed chapter;

·       how the chapter could contribute to one of the three sections of the book, as outlined above (Power, Subjectivities, Praxis).


Editors will confirm final chapter selection by January 2019.



·       Abstracts due to Editors November 15, 2018

·       Editors confirm chapter selection January 2019

·       Authors write chapters February 2019 – August 2019

·       Review and revisions September 2019 – April 2020

     Editors submit final manuscript to publisher October 31, 2020 

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