that were required to move animals (logs, scientific reports, news stories, etc.), and only in the case of the Australian cameleers has new scholarship emerged over the past two decades. Animal Studies and Mobility Studies Animals have been domesticated
Animals and Human Knowledge
Thinking with Salmon Otoliths and Scales
Heather Anne Swanson
revised during a writing retreat funded by the Aarhus University Contemporary Ethnography program. Notes 1 This literature is diverse, ranging from work on indigenous knowledges ( Cruikshank 2005 ) to political ecology ( Goldman et al. 2010 ) to animal
A Review of Multispecies Ethnography
Laura A. Ogden, Billy Hall, and Kimiko Tanita
This article defines multispecies ethnography and links this scholarship to broader currents within academia, including in the biosciences, philosophy, political ecology, and animal welfare activism. The article is organized around a set of productive tensions identified in the review of the literature. It ends with a discussion of the “ethnographic” in multispecies ethnography, urging ethnographers to bring a “speculative wonder” to their mode of inquiry and writing.
From Ecology to Entanglement
Alex M. Nading
Medical and environmental social scientists have recently become interested in how health brings human and nonhuman animals together. is article discusses historical approaches to this question. It then explores applied disease ecology, which examines how anthropogenic landscape change leads to “disease emergence.” The article goes on to review two critical approaches to the question. Critics of bio-security concern themselves with the ways in which animal and human lives are regulated in the context of “emerging diseases” such as avian influenza and foot and mouth disease. Scholarship on human-animal “entanglement” focuses on the ways in which disease, instead of alienating humans from other life forms, brings their intimate relationships into sharper relief. The article argues that health is one terrain for developing a critical environmental analysis of the production of life, where life is the ongoing, dynamic result of human and nonhuman interactions over time.
Toward a Prehistory of Human-Animal Relations
The discipline of archaeology has long engaged with animals in a utilitarian mode, constructing animals as objects to be hunted, manipulated, domesticated, and consumed. Only recently, in tandem with the rising interest in animals in the humanities and the development of interdisciplinary animal studies research, has archaeology begun to systematically engage with animals as subjects. This article describes some of the ways in which archaeologists are reconstructing human engagements with animals in the past, focusing on relational modes of interaction documented in many hunting and gathering societies. Among the most productive lines of evidence for human-animal relations in the past are animal burials and structured deposits of animal bones. These archaeological features provide material evidence for relational ontologies in which animals, like humans, were vested with sentience and agency.
Social, Historical, and Ecological Intersections between Asian Elephants and Humans
Humans and elephants have lived together and shared space together in diverse ways for millennia. The intersections between these thinking and feeling species have been differently explored, for different reasons, by disciplines across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Such disciplinary divisions, predicated on oppositions of human-animal and nature-culture, are integral to the configuration of modernist thought. However, posthumanist and biocultural thinking questions the underlying epistemological conventions, thereby opening up interdisciplinary possibilities for human-animal studies. In relation to issues of conflict and coexistence, this article charts the emergence of an interdisciplinary research program and discursive space for human-elephant intersections under the rubric of ethnoelephantology. Recognizing continuities between the sentient and affective lifeworlds of humans and elephants, the mutual entanglements of their social, historical, and ecological relations, and the relevance of combining social and natural science methodologies, the article surveys recent research from anthropology, history, and geography that exemplifies this new approach.
Jamie McMenamin, Lauri Hyers, Jeroen Nawijn, and Aviva Sinervo
imperialism versus cultural relativism; laissez faire capitalism versus socially conscious regulation; and ultimately, resigned acceptance versus effortful social change. Through the academic lens of business, tourism studies, and animal studies, the book
Claire Allison, Luis I. Prádanos, and Richard Scully
El Aprendizaje de la lentitud [The teachings of slowness] (2011). Similarly, a convergence of animal studies and political ecology would have enriched the fascinating section of chapter 4 in which Fraser explains the ‘connections between class
People and Plants
Kay E. Lewis-Jones
of Becoming-Plant .” Journal for Critical Animal Studies 9 : 89 – 116 . Hunn , Eugene . 2014 . “ To Know Them Is to Love Them .” Ethnobiology Letters , 5 : 146 – 150 . Irigaray , Luce , and Michael Marder . 2016 . Through Vegetal Being
The Infrastructure of British Equestrian Horse/Human ‘Partnership’
Rosie Jones McVey
. I also shadowed some of the service providers who support this community, such as riding instructors, vets, saddle fitters and farriers. Cutting the network and human–animal studies Writing in response to a growing interest in hybrids, networks and