Multispecies fieldwork … Coming to a library near you!
Interesting new title from Duke University Press. Here is the description:
A new approach to writing culture has arrived: multispecies ethnography. Plants, animals, fungi, and microbes appear alongside humans in this singular book about natural and cultural history. Anthropologists have collaborated with artists and biological scientists to illuminate how diverse organisms are entangled in political, economic, and cultural systems. Contributions from influential writers and scholars, such as Dorion Sagan, Karen Barad, Donna Haraway, and Anna Tsing, are featured along with essays by emergent artists and cultural anthropologists.
Delectable mushrooms flourishing in the aftermath of ecological disaster, microbial cultures enlivening the politics and value of food, and emergent life forms running wild in the age of biotechnology all figure in to this curated collection of essays and artefacts. Recipes provide instructions on how to cook acorn mush, make cheese out of human milk, and enliven forests after they have been…
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oh sure rub it in…
No doubt, it’s going to be a fun read
Looking forward to this. I have used the article of the same name in class for the last two years. Very provocative and productive for discussing plural and expansive ethical politics.
maybe, if it does it will likely be as an e-book for only those with paid access…