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    ‘One blue’. Response to Winder and LeHeron, Assembling a Blue Economies Moment

    Foley, Ronan (2017) ‘One blue’. Response to Winder and LeHeron, Assembling a Blue Economies Moment. Dialogues in Human Geography, 7 (1). pp. 32-36. ISSN 2043-8206

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    This paper responds to Winder and Le Heron’s (2017) article on the Blue Economy and starts by acknowledging their laudable attempt to critically examine the terminology and in particular its economic framing. Their articulation of how this can be extended to consider bioeconomic relations, ethics and politics and where geographers play a role in innovative forms of knowledge production is then critically examined. I suggest that the term blue needs to be examined more fully alongside the term economic and identify a range of complex palettes and forms that need to be considered. In addition, I propose that health in a range of forms, both human and non-human, might be fed into the mix to deepen their discussion of both value and ethics of care. Finally, the notion of ‘one blue’, following the example of ‘one health’, is tentatively suggested as a conceptual term to deepen their call for stronger aspects of therapeutic assemblage thinking to be fed into future ocean and marine management.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: assemblage; healthy blue space; palettes of place; relational geography;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8937
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    Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Foley
    Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 11:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Dialogues in Human Geography
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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