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Title: Ecologies of the self in practice - meditation, affect and ecosophy
Authors: Carvalho, António 
Keywords: Mindfulness; Vipassana; Meditation; Technologies of the self; Ecosophy; Affect
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Project: SFRH/BD/62928/2009 
Serial title, monograph or event: Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography
Volume: 99
Issue: 2
Abstract: Drawing upon current concerns within non-representational and post-humanist theory, this paper explores the potential of meditation to trigger non-modern forms of affect. Supported by qualitative methodology which included participant observation at mindfulness and Vipassana retreats and semi-structured interviews with meditators, the paper analyses a number of subjective transformations characterized by struggle, embodiment, porosity and fragmentation. Following the call for deeper and more comprehensive forms of affect within ecosophy, the paper offers a step-by-step analysis of the emergence of meditative subjectivities, suggesting that they point towards ways of being in the world that challenge the autonomous modern self.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/83463
ISSN: 1468-0467
DOI: 10.1080/04353684.2017.1306970
Rights: embargoedAccess
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