Humans and Other Animals: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on by Samantha Hurn

By Samantha Hurn

people and different Animals is set the myriad and evolving ways that people and animals engage, the divergent cultural structures of humanity and animality discovered all over the world, and person reports of different animals. Samantha Hurn explores the paintings of anthropologists and students from comparable disciplines serious about the growing to be box of anthrozoology. Case reviews from quite a lot of cultural contexts are mentioned, and readers are invited to interact with a various variety of human-animal interactions together with blood activities (such as looking, fishing and bull fighting), puppy retaining and ‘petishism’, eco-tourism and natural world conservation, operating animals and animals as nutrition. the belief of animal exploitation raised via the animal rights hobbies is taken into account, in addition to the anthropological implications of adjusting attitudes in the direction of animal personhood, and the increase of a posthumanist philosophy within the social sciences extra quite often. Key debates surrounding those matters are raised and assessed and, within the strategy, readers are inspired to contemplate their very own attitudes in the direction of different animals and, by way of extension, what it capacity to be human.

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