Biosocial Becomings

Integrating Social and Biological Anthropology

Author: Tim Ingold,Gisli Palsson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110702563X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 281

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Going beyond the division of nature and society, this unique book explores human life as a process of biosocial becoming.
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The Meaning of Horses

Biosocial Encounters

Author: Dona Davis,Anita Maurstad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317427971

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters examines some of the engagements or entanglements that link the lived experiences of human and non-human animals. The contributors discuss horse-human relationships in multiple contexts, times and places, highlighting variations in the meaning of horses as well as universals of ‘horsiness’. They consider how horses are unlike other animals, and cover topics such as commodification, identity, communication and performance. This collection emphasises the agency of the horse and a need to move beyond anthropocentric studies, with a theoretical approach that features naturecultures, co-being and biosocial encounters as interactive forms of becoming. Rooted in anthropology and multispecies ethnography, this book introduces new questions and areas for consideration in the field of animals and society.
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Anthropology and Nature

Author: Kirsten Hastrup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134463219

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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On the basis of empirical studies, this book explores nature as an integral part of the social worlds conventionally studied by anthropologists. The book may be read as a form of scholarly "edgework," resisting institutional divisions and conceptual routines in the interest of exploring new modalities of anthropological knowledge making. The present interest in the natural world is partly a response to large-scale natural disasters and global climate change, and to a keen sense that nature matters matters to society at many levels, ranging from the microbiological and genetic framing of reproduction, over co-species development, to macro-ecological changes of weather and climate. Given that the human footprint is now conspicuous across the entire globe, in the oceans as well as in the atmosphere, it is difficult to claim that nature is what is given and permanent, while people and societies are ephemeral and simply derivative features. This implies that society matters to nature, and some natural scientists look towards the social sciences for an understanding of how people think and how societies work. The book thus opens up a space for new forms of reflection on how natures and societies are generated.
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Biosocial Synchrony on Sumba

Multispecies Relationships and Environmental Variations in Indonesia

Author: Cynthia T. Fowler

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498521851

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Biosocial Synchrony on Sumba: Multispecies Relationships and Environmental Variations in Indonesia examines biosocial change in the Austronesian community of the Kodi by examining multispecies interactions between select biota and abiota.
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Human Territoriality

Survey of Behavioural Territories in Man with Preliminary Analysis and Discussion of Meaning

Author: Torsten Malmberg

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Food -- Custom and Nurture

An Annotated Bibliography on Sociocultural and Biocultural Aspects of Nutrition

Author: Christine Shearer Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Food

Page: 55

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