Responsibility is not only about humans

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This chapter develops the argument for viewing responsibility as a relational concept and construct based on humans’ reciprocal relations to the nonhuman world and as an ability to respond and stay attuned to the world beyond ourselves. Drawing on Indigenous and feminist notions of responsibility as an outcome of relational and reciprocal engagements, the chapter argues that responsible organising for a living earth depends on the interdependent reciprocal relations that people together with nonhuman actors hold towards each other while sustaining the wider web of life on our common planet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformative Action for Sustainable Outcomes : Responsible Organising
EditorsMaria Sandberg, Janne Tienari
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationAbongdon, Oxon
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-13534-2, 978-1-032-13536-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-22972-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Sociology


  • 512 Business and Management


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