Shared Lives of Humans and Animals

Shared Lives of Humans and Animals Animal Agency in the Global North TUOMAS (UNIVERSITY OF TURKU, Finland) Rasanen ; Taina (University of Turku, Finland) Syrjamaa

Animals are conscious beings that form their own perspective regarding the lifeworlds in which they exist, and according to which they act in relation to their species and other animals. In recent decades a thorough transformation in societal research has taken place, as many groups that were previously perceived as being passive or subjugated objects have become active subjects. This fundamental reassessment, first promoted by feminist and radical studies, has subsequently been followed by spatial and material turns that have brought non-human agency to the fore. In human-animal relations, despite a power imbalance, animals are not mere objects but act as agents. They shape our material world and our encounters with them influence the way we think about the world and ourselves. This book focuses on animal agency and interactions between humans and animals. It explores the reciprocity of human-animal relations and the capacity of animals to act and shape human societies. The chapters draw on examples from the Global North to explore how human life in modernity has been and is shaped by the sentience, autonomy, and physicality of various animals, particularly in landscapes where communities and wild animals exist in close proximity. It offers a timely contribution to animal studies, environmental geography, environmental history, and social science and humanities studies of the environment more broadly.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780367218867
Uitgever
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Druk
1e
Datum
17-01-2019
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
224 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Wetenschap

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