Adrift in the etheric ocean

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In this commentary, I explore Peters and Steinberg’s use of extension, entanglement and excess as operative terms for their ‘more-than-wet’ ontology. I ask whether the elemental ocean so vividly expressed in their article is commensurable with these terms. In doing so, I suggest that elemental geographies may require further experimentation beyond analytical and grammatical description, and towards poetic, aesthetic and creative gestures that convey the force and complexity of the elements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalDialogues in Human Geography
Issue number3
Early online date25 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019


  • air
  • complexity
  • entanglement
  • excess
  • extension
  • ocean

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