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Nonhuman labour, encounter value, spectacular accumulation: The geographies of a lively commodity

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This paper maps into geographies of ‘lively commodities’, commodities whose value derives from their status as living beings. In an era where life itself has become a locus of capitalist accumulation, picking apart the category of ‘liveliness’ underpinning commodification has important analytical and geographical stakes. To this end, by tracking historical geographies of commodifying lions in political economies of ecotourism in India, this paper shows how morethan-human labour and lively pot...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/tran.12170

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Geography
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
2
Pages:
274–288
Publication date:
2016-12-22
Acceptance date:
2016-11-07
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EISSN:
1475-5661
ISSN:
0020-2754
Pubs id:
pubs:659771
URN:
uri:da498283-1192-4bc7-8df6-2609e159f91e
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uuid:da498283-1192-4bc7-8df6-2609e159f91e
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pubs:659771

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