Chris E. Hurst*

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The Anthropocene offers an opportunity to (re)imagine and enact futures that care for the geological and ecological times and temporal rhythms of kin, and to expand beyond human politics of time. This article engages posthumanism to disrupt anthropocentrism and attune to times as embedded within relations of being together-with nonhumans. In this methodological article, I consider what it might look like to be together-in-time(s) with nonhuman kin and offer some possible practices for attuning to nonhuman times and the co-created times of leisure. From these temporal attunements emerge creative and affectively disruptive (re)presentations of being together-in-times with rocks, chipmunks, a shaggy mane mushroom, and a log in two protected areas in Ontario, Canada. (Re)imagining leisure in the Anthropocene as an ethic of togetherness, this article seeks to care for affective, relational, and embodied practices of being-with, knowing-with, and writing-with kin and kin times, and for flourishing more-than-human futures.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalLeisure Sciences
Early online date3 Nov 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Nov 2023
Externally publishedYes

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