Category: psychoterratic

Meuacide: the extinction of emotions

The extinction of emotions. (From meuə– an Indo-European root for words such as remove, motion and emotion plus cide meaning to kill). Meuacide leads to the extinction of human emotions by forces that, for example, destroy psychological, cultural and biophysical diversity in order to replace rich and diverse emotional connections to place and home at

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The Ethics of Killing Horses

Posted in response to the recent (October 2019) revelations about the death of ex-race horses in Australia. See: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/7-30 and …. https://www.news.com.au/sport/explosive-730-investigation-exposes-brutal-slaughter-of-thousands-of-healthy-racehorses/news-story/eafb209900ad1c18a38b2062ad679381 Pre-publication sections from Chapter 11: ‘Ethics in Conflict’,  By McManus, P., Albrecht, G, & Graham, R. (2012) The Global Horseracing Industry: Social, Economic, Environmental and Ethical Perspectives, Routledge, London. Chapter 11: Ethics in conflict:

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Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity

The loss of identity tied to a sense of place was one of the defining characteristics of my concept of solastalgia.[1] The issue of “identity” was even in the sub-title of the first publication devoted to it.  In my first publication on this topic I argued that, while solastalgia is a serious psychic condition, it

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Terratorture

  Terratorture (acts of intentional cruelty to the Earth). From: Terra (the Earth) and Torture, Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin tortūra, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist. Cognate concepts: Terratort (Earth injury where ecocide and tierracide are inflicted on the Earth). From: Tort Middle English, injury, from Old French, from

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Solastalgia, PFAS and the Psyche: Contamination at Williamtown, NSW.

Solastalgia is the lived experience of negative environmental change. As a psychoterratic (psyche-earth) experience and emotion, solastalgia is now well established in the global literature on place and its transformation. Solastalgia has its origins in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales. In the late 1980s and the 1990s, while an academic at The

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Innocide and Earthlings

Innocide and Earthlings The Ongoing Apology to Young and Future Earthlings (I wrote this letter of apology to future generations in 2009. It was based on the apology to the ‘Stolen Generation’ of Indigenous Australians. Now, 10 years later, it is, unfortunately, still relevant.) From Glenn Albrecht, Earth Citizen, My fellow Earthlings, We have reached

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