Living Beings Hardback

Perspectives on Interspecies Engagements

by Penny Dransart;

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Living Beings

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Living Beings examines the vital characteristics of social interactions between living beings, including humans and other animals, insects and trees. Many discussions of such relationships highlight the exceptional qualities of the human members of the category, insisting for instance on their religious beliefs or creativity. In contrast, the international case studies in this volume dissect views based on hierarchical oppositions between human and other living beings. Although human practices may sometimes appear to exist in a realm beyond nature, they are nevertheless subject to the pull of natural forces. These forces may be brought into prominence through a consideration of the interactions between human beings and other inhabitants of the natural world. The interplay in this book between social anthropologists, philosophers and artists cuts across species divisions to examine the experiential dimensions of interspecies engagements.
In ethnographically and/or historically contextualized chapters, contributors examine the juxtaposition of human and other living beings in the light of themes such as wildlife safaris, violence, difference, mimicry, simulation, spiritual renewal, dress and language.

Living Beings by Penny Dransart was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in December 2013. The ISBN for Living Beings is 9780857858412.

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Details for Living Beings

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (December 2013)
Number of Pages232
Thickness20 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4078032
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