chapter  1
Birthing the Poetics of Space and Transformation
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Elizabeth Grosz's work helps the author to understand rapidly changing ecological complexities as they affect the political, emotional and practical everyday lives of indigenous young people and their families in Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve (FNNR) in the northeast corner of Guizhou Province, China. Darwinian evolutionary concepts such as adaptation and natural selection are the cornerstones of modern ecological theory, and as such the field is closely related to evolutionary biology and genetics. Ragnhild Lund's perspective highlights the need for indigenous children and women to renegotiate continuously local values in the light of broad structural economic and social transformations. Her post-structural feminism is pragmatically grounded in the realities of shifting economic and social conditions and how they play out in local landscapes. The author has attempted to elaborate the efficacy of creating ethical maps that speak to geo-power and figured worlds through immanence.