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Re: RE: Really shit work? Bodily becoming and the capacity to care for the urban forest

Subject: Re: RE: Really shit work? Bodily becoming and the capacity to care for the urban forest
From: Julian Morris
Date: Dec 05 2019 14:40:57
Nice one Rupert, that deserves a beer.

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Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 10:35 AM
From: "Rupert Baker" <rupert_baker@xxxxxxxx.co.uk>
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Really shit work? Bodily becoming and the capacity to care for 
the urban forest

Its an attempt, by someone who has never lifted a finger other than onto a 
keyboard, to understand why some people actually get off on physical labour 
despite it being desperately infa-dig, darling...
It may be machine written, as dyadic means in two parts, so unless they are 
thinking that the brain/body dichotomy is real, (which I thought 
sociologists had moved on from), its hard to make sense of.
An everyday illustration of the same issue is the way one becomes invisible 
when wearing hi-vis...
Atb
Rupert
PS - could also be seen as a consequence of the expressed desire of 
successive governments to have 50% of school-leavers go on to take a 
degree.  The median academic achievement in the UK is a grade 'C' GCSE.... 
go figure, as our transatlantic cousins would say. 
So you get a degree in a non-subject; no-one wants to employ you;  so you 
do a masters or a PhD in utter bollocks, increasing your debt loads but 
also fending off the time before you have to join the real world and flip 
burgers for a living.  Meanwhile the accumulated debt load means that you 
are a compliant, non-insurrectionist member of the consumer society, 
unwilling to rock the boat too much.

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info On Behalf Of Jon Heuch
Sent: 04 December 2019 18:52
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Really shit work? Bodily becoming and the capacity to care for the 
urban forest

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14649365.2017.1384046?journalCod
e=rscg20 

 

I'll buy a beer for anyone that can tell me in reasonably concise language 
what the Abstract of this paper is trying to say; to save you having to 
click on the link here it is:

 

The urban forest has a significant impact on the city's social and 
ecological performance. However, shrinking space and resources needed to 
care for trees means cultivating community care for the urban forest is an 
increasingly salient issue. To this end, the paper seeks to deepen our 
understanding of the powers shaping people's capacity to care for trees. It 
identifies the body as one of these powers and turns to Deleuze and 
Guattari for a theory of corporeality that illuminates the body's role in 
the process of becoming a 'bushcarer'. This highlights the trans-corporeal 
practices and encounters that endow people with the skills and desire 
needed to care for the urban forest. With the ethical utility of the body 
being debated by social and cultural geographers, this article defends its 
potential by suggesting the body and its encounters are deeply implicated 
in the development of a dyadic capacity to care for the urban forest. For 
urban forestry, this means community engagement might be framed as an 
ethical event that facilitates experiments in bodily composition that might 
change our ways of thinking, feeling, and being with the urban forest.

 

Frankly, I don't think I'm going to make any effort to read further. The 
title grabbed my attention but all that shows is the power of a headline.




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