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Probiotic environmentalities: rewilding with wolves and worms

Abstract:

A probiotic turn is underway in the management of human and environmental health. Modern approaches are being challenged by deliberate interventions that introduce formerly taboo life forms into bodies, homes, cities and the wider countryside. These are guided by concepts drawn from the life sciences, including immunity and resilience. This analysis critically evaluates this turn, drawing on examples of rewilding nature reserves and reworming the human microbiome. It identifies a common ontol...

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

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10.1177/0263276417695866

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Department:
Hertford College
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Theory, Culture and Society Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
4
Pages:
27-48
Publication date:
2017-02-05
Acceptance date:
2017-02-02
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EISSN:
1460-3616
ISSN:
0263-2764
Pubs id:
pubs:675580
URN:
uri:f95b835e-dd5c-45aa-b3b4-67f4169b9b9f
UUID:
uuid:f95b835e-dd5c-45aa-b3b4-67f4169b9b9f
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pubs:675580

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