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One of the most difficult problems for ocean conservation, especially in the open seas and the deep seas, is that terrestrial humans are disconnected from these habitats and the species that dwell there.... Narratives about life beginning in the sea, meant to evoke a scale shifting evolutionary kinship and intimacy with marine species, can ripple through how we imagine our embodied being. But such narratives can also evoke ‘spiritualised origin stories that mystify the past and ignore contemporary interrelations.

embedding one’s subjectivity into an ancestral present-past and an ecologically 
extended present-future, our sense of subjectivity becomes complicated: within 
this ‘vast, coextensive materiality’ the ‘self becomes unrecognizable’. This does 
not mean the self disappears, but rather that she is dispersed through waterways 
of mutual imbrications. While the risk of such a transcorporeal politics of 
location is the complication of a feminism’s traditional focus on human bodies, 
the reward is both an expanded ontological understanding of the subject and a 
new ethics of accountabilityFto ourselves, but also to more-than-human 
communities (Alaimo, 2010: 23–24

an oceanic feeling 

a sensation of an unbreakable bond between oneself and the outside world


Voyaging becomes an ideology - waves of knowing a seascape epistemology

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