The Situationality of Human-Animal Relations: Perspectives from Anthropology and Philosophy

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Thiemo Breyer, Thomas Widlok
transcript Verlag, Nov 30, 2018 - Social Science - 224 pages
Riding, hunting, fishing, bullfighting: Human-animal relations are diverse. This anthology presents various case studies of situations in which humans and animals come into contact and asks for the anthropological and philosophical implications of such encounters. The contributions by renowned scholars such as Albert Piette and Kazuyoshi Sugawara present multidisciplinary methodological reflections on concepts such as embodiment, emplacement, or the »conditio animalia« (in addition to the »conditio humana«) as well as a consideration of the term »situationality« within the field of anthropology.
 

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Contents

Editorial Preface
7
The Situationality of the Lifeworld
9
The Situationality of Animal Borders
29
Habits We Can Share
51
Details of Detachment and Human Specificity
69
MAMMOTHSTEPPELIFE
83
Fish are either there or they arent
113
Killing a Wounded Sow
129
Interspecies Performance
143
On Horseback
167
Honeybees in the Life and Religion of the People of Arnhem Land Australia
185
Lions and Flies
203
About the Authors
221
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Thiemo Breyer teaches philosophy at the University of Cologne. His research interests include phenomenology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Thomas Widlok teaches cultural anthropology at the University of Cologne. His research interests include the cultures of Africa, social change, and agency theory.

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