c. Definitions

In the context of this dissertation, i use words such as ‘more-than-human ecology’, ‘posthuman ecology’, ‘minoritarian ecology’ and ‘flat ecology’ to indicate a performative dynamics of meeting among different bodies in which no body is sovereign over another. The differences in terms are nuances that indicate the situatedness of the current part of the narrative in respect to the possibilities of creating these ecologies of difference.

In order to try to loosen the burden of othering placed upon bodies that are different from the standard of ‘human’, i will use a variety of words such as ‘earth others’, ‘natural others’, other others’, or ‘nonhuman’, ‘inhuman’, ‘more-than-human’, ‘extra-human’ bodies. Wherever possible, instead of these generic terms, i try to address the bodies in their specificity. Following Rosi Braidotti, i hope that this work helps re-imagine nonhumans not as second to humans, but as other than nonmen.

In the text i refer to the collaborative works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari by using acronym DG. This is to indicate that they are a unitary polymorphous assembly, together in multiplicity of difference.

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