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Affective pedagogies, Equine-assisted experiments and Post-human leadership.

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Responding to Guattari's call for 'a mutation of mentality’, the article
explores unconventional horse-assisted leadership learning as promising
ways of embodied learning to be affected and response-able. By drawing
on and continuing the work of Guattari and posthuman feminist scholars,
we aim to show that studying the affective pedagogics of opening up the
senses and learning to be affected is of vital importance. We analyses a
posthuman auto-ethnography of developing capabilities to live and breathe
together that allow to relate in alternative ways. Experiments with affective
pedagogy are conducted as they affect bodies through indeterminate and
liminal contact zones and use aesthetics to evoke transformation in senses
and thoughts, care and response. Since they are both domesticated and
non-human, horses are promising companions in this endeavor of
entrainment. However, these sensorial experiments also call for an ethics
of cutting connections and, not least, of permitting refusals of refusals.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBody & Society
Pages (from-to)57-89
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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