Volume 11, Number 2 - Spring 2020

Teya Brooks Pribac

Place Attachment and the Roots of Spiritual Relating in Animals

Abstract.This essay explores the possibility of place attachment (and aversion) as a relational framework through which animal bodies learn to communicate with intangible agencies within inhabited geographical spaces. I first briefly present my conceptualization of animal (human inclusive) spirituality along with relevant aspects of intersubjective attachment theory and self-formation. I then turn to place attachment.