publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

THE EMERGENCE OF MULTISPECIES ETHNOGRAPHY

S. EBEN KIRKSEY; STEFAN HELMREICH;
Open Access
  • Published: 13 Oct 2010
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Anthropologists have been committed, at least since Franz Boas, to investigating relationships between nature and culture. At the dawn of the 21st century, this enduring interest was inflected with some new twists. An emergent cohort of “multispecies ethnographers” began to place a fresh emphasis on the subjectivity and agency of organisms whose lives are entangled with humans. Multispecies ethnography emerged at the intersection of three interdisciplinary strands of inquiry: environmental studies, science and technology studies (STS), and animal studies. Departing from classically ethnobiological subjects, useful plants and charismatic animals, multispecies eth...
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free text keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Anthropology
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