What is it about?
This paper conceptualizes scuba diving as a form of ethnographic immersion. I argue that scuba divers are both posthuman in their cyborgian transcendence of the basic limitations of our species and prehuman in their metaphorical regression into womb-like oceans, from which all life on earth evolved.
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Why is it important?
The paper disrupts the terrestrial bias and proposes seeing the world's ocean from below.
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This page is a summary of: Seeing from Below: Scuba Diving and the Regressive Cyborg, Anthropology & Humanism, December 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/anhu.12306.
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