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Animal Relatives, Difficult Relations

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

in Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620234
eISBN:
9780748671670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers two sets of difficulties involving humans' relations to animals: first, those arising chronically from our complex and ambivalent psychological relations to the animals we ... More


Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620234
eISBN:
9780748671670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book contextualizes, explains and defends the radically new ways of understanding science, truth and knowledge associated with constructivist epistemology and contemporary science studies and ... More


Ideas of Species and Personhood

Rane Willerslev

in Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the issue of human–animal relations. It describes the Yukaghir ideas about species and personhood, and states that they can be ascribed to “perspectival ontology,” whereby all ... More


Animals, Affect, and the Formation of Liberal Subjectivity

Emily Dickinson

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines how the scene of bestiality gets rewritten as one of “puppy love” with the rise of sentimentalism in the nineteenth century and its permutations in the twentieth century. In ... More


Introduction: Animal Labour and the Quest for Interspecies Justice

Charlotte Blattner, Kendra Coulter, and Will Kymlicka

in Animal Labour: A New Frontier of Interspecies Justice?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846192
eISBN:
9780191881350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846192.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The question of animal labour has emerged as an important topic in both the academic study of human–animal relations and in public debates about the rights of animals. While the human use of animal ... More


Chimpanzee Ethnography

Nicolas Langlitz

in Chimpanzee Culture Wars: Rethinking Human Nature alongside Japanese, European, and American Cultural Primatologists

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691204284
eISBN:
9780691204260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691204284.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how chimpanzee ethnographer Christophe Boesch and his group studied the social transmission of cultural traits in the chimpanzee communities of Taï Forest, Côte d'Ivoire. This ... More


Conclusion

Marc Crépon and James Martel

in Murderous Consent: On the Accommodation of Violent Death

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283750
eISBN:
9780823286171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283750.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter addresses the mortality and vulnerability that humans and animals share. The destruction of harvests, the scorched fields, the forest fires, and the devastation of the ... More


Animal Ethos: The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science

Lesley A. Sharp

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299245
eISBN:
9780520971059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299245.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

What are the moral challenges and consequences of animal research in academic laboratory settings? Animal Ethos considers how the inescapable needs of lab research necessitate interspecies encounters ... More


Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Sarah Kay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores the relations between humans and other animals as they appear to a reader of medieval bestiaries, given that almost all of them are realized as parchment books and that parchment, ... More


Maintaining Relations with Deer: A Day in the Life in the Middle Archaic

Christopher R. Moore and Richard W. Jefferies

in Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400219
eISBN:
9781683400578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400219.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter examines the way deer were entangled in the everyday lives of Middle Archaic peoples. The authors first delve into hunter-gatherer ethnography, principally from northern hunting ... More


Posthuman Spectatorship: The Animal in You(Tube): From Los olvidados to “Christian the Lion”

Adam Lowenstein

in Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166577
eISBN:
9780231538480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166577.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the concept of the “posthuman,” which refers to the interpretation that the deepening relationship between humankind and machines has reached a point where there seems to be no ... More


Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India's Central Himalayas

Radhika Govindrajan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226559841
eISBN:
9780226560045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560045.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

What does it mean to live a life that is knotted with other lives for better or worse? This ethnography of everyday multispecies relationships in the mountain villages of India’s Central Himalayan ... More


Embodiment of Dharma in Animals

Andrea Gutiérrez

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores animal involvement in Hindu ritual and ideology as described in Dharmaśāstra, investigating how and why descriptions and enactments of dharma require and utilize animal bodies. ... More


Humans, Other Animals, and the Humanities

Dominick LaCapra

in Understanding Others: Peoples, Animals, Pasts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724893
eISBN:
9781501724909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724893.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

The chapter criticizes the role of anthropocentrism and human exceptionalism in history and related disciplines. It relates this role to the quest for a decisive criterion that radically separates ... More


Endless Stories: Perspectivism and Narrative Form in Native Amazonian Literature

Lúcia Sá

in Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941831
eISBN:
9781789623598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In this article, Sá explores “ethnological” storytelling as a way of linking the human-nature-animal relations into a continuum where one does not make sense without the other. Borrowing from the ... More


Equestrian Cultures: Horses, Human Society, and the Discourse of Modernity

Kristen Guest and Monica Mattfeld (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226583044
eISBN:
9780226589657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589657.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The horse occupies a distinctive role in studies of animal-human relations. Horses are often identified with human capabilities, such as intelligence and emotional sensitivity, as well as abstract ... More


Animal Labour: A New Frontier of Interspecies Justice?

Charlotte E. Blattner, Kendra Coulter, and Will Kymlicka (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846192
eISBN:
9780191881350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846192.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For centuries, animals have worked alongside humans in a wide variety of workplaces, yet they are rarely recognized as workers or accorded labour rights. Many animal rights advocates have argued that ... More


Animal Skinners: A Transcolonial Network and the Formation of West African Zoology

Stephanie Zehnle

in Environments of Empire: Networks and Agents of Ecological Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655932
eISBN:
9781469655956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655932.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The chapter examines the transcolonial networks of a Swiss zoologist, Johann Büttikofer. He was employed by the Royal Museum of Natural History in Leiden. Together with the Swiss hunter, Franz Xaver ... More


How to Be Hindu in the Himalayas: Conflicts over Animal Sacrifice in Uttarakhand

Radhika Govindrajan

in Shifting Ground: People, Animals, and Mobility in India's Environmental History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198098959
eISBN:
9780199084999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098959.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines contemporary debates over the practice of balidana (animal sacrifice) in Uttarakhand and argues that these debates should be read as conflicts between differing conceptions of ... More


Mosquito Trails: "Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement"

Alex M. Nading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282612
eISBN:
9780520958562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282612.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

It is easy to think of mosquitoes as enemies. They not only bite us but also transmit diseases, including dengue fever, the world’s most prevalent mosquito-borne illness. Routine house-to-house ... More


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