ABSTRACT

This section is an invitation to practise diffractive and slow reading in order to engage in critical reflexive thinking about diversity, multiplicity, and more-than-human entanglements in glocal social work. Both diffraction and slowness are used as key concepts to promote in-depth and critical knowledge in this book. Diffractive reading encourages non-linear movement as well as acts of re-reading and seeing again through the critical lens of difference and diversity, and organic, material, and immaterial embodiment. Slow reading implies a careful reading of the details of this book, using active listening and active seeing to linger on words and sentences and contemplate diverse meanings.