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Research The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) Research Research centres Centre for International Relations Research (CIRR) Chair Group on History and Theory of International Relations Research themes Sheep, wool, landscape and connectivity

Being betwixt and between

On organisms, nodes and networks

Abstract

This paper engages questions of connectivity by examining the role of two ovine breeds in the economic regeneration of rural communities in the Maritime Alps and the Catalan Pyrenees. It focuses on its importance to understanding the relationship between nodes and networks, especially where the nodes take organic form and mortality becomes a matter of concern. The resulting discussion is structured around questions of material constitution, the topological arrangement of components parts, and temporal structure. This discussion also moves from Deleuzian perspectives on the body, through related questions about the relationship between human and non-human animals, to Nancean understanding of multiplicity and touch.

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