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Environmental issues: global natures in the space of assemblage

Environmental issues: global natures in the space of assemblage Progress in Human Geography 30, 5 (2006) pp. 644–654 Environmental issues: global natures in the space of assemblage Bruce Braun* Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 414 Social Sciences Building, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA I Introduction there. Nor do I imagine a global scale that pre- In a previous report I explored the growing inter- exists its construction. Drawing upon Collier est in ‘urban nature’ among geographers, but and Ong (2005), and taking inspiration from Jon cautioned that the production of nature in cities Murdoch (1997a; 1997b), my emphasis lies on must be understood in terms of spatio-tempo- the word assemblage, so as to stress the making ralities that are often global in reach (Braun, of socionatures whose intricate geographies 2005). Rather than bounded spaces, cities are form tangled webs of different length, density best seen as ‘polyrhythmic’ assemblages com- and duration, and whose consequences are posed of multiple networks stretched across experienced differently in different places. space and time in which humans and non- Recent writing has analyzed these shifting humans are inextricably entangled (Amin, geographies of ‘global’ nature variously. For 2002; Smith, 2003). Here I take up this line of many writers the key concern has been http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Progress in Human Geography SAGE

Environmental issues: global natures in the space of assemblage

Progress in Human Geography , Volume 30 (5): 11 – Oct 1, 2006

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Progress in Human Geography 30, 5 (2006) pp. 644–654 Environmental issues: global natures in the space of assemblage Bruce Braun* Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 414 Social Sciences Building, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA I Introduction there. Nor do I imagine a global scale that pre- In a previous report I explored the growing inter- exists its construction. Drawing upon Collier est in ‘urban nature’ among geographers, but and Ong (2005), and taking inspiration from Jon cautioned that the production of nature in cities Murdoch (1997a; 1997b), my emphasis lies on must be understood in terms of spatio-tempo- the word assemblage, so as to stress the making ralities that are often global in reach (Braun, of socionatures whose intricate geographies 2005). Rather than bounded spaces, cities are form tangled webs of different length, density best seen as ‘polyrhythmic’ assemblages com- and duration, and whose consequences are posed of multiple networks stretched across experienced differently in different places. space and time in which humans and non- Recent writing has analyzed these shifting humans are inextricably entangled (Amin, geographies of ‘global’ nature variously. For 2002; Smith, 2003). Here I take up this line of many writers the key concern has been

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Published: Oct 1, 2006

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