challenging anthropocentrism

Of particular value to this work has been the ways in which anti-racist (e.g. Comeau, 2007; Razack, 1993; Schick, 2000a, 2000b) and queer theory (e.g. Britzman, 1995; Kumashiro, 2002, 2004) illustrate the production of normal and deviance.

Yet I couldn't help wondering whether there was 'room' in these theories to challenge their own anthropocentrism? Their potential to reinscribe humans at the centre and as the unmarked norm? Their potential to challenge the human mind as the primary source of knowing? As I continued to read, I encountered an increasing number of theorists who were concerned with the anthropocentric nature of poststructural theorizing (e.g. Armbruster, 1998; Bell & Russell, 2000; Russell, 2005) and others, including Haraway (2003, 2004b, 2008) who challenged the ongoing reinscription of a socially constructed human/nature divide.