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Faces of the wolf : managing the human, non-human boundary in Mongolia / by Bernard Charlier.

Author/Creator:
Charlier, Bernard, author.
Publication:
Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston, [Massachusetts] : Brill, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (204 p.)
Series:
Inner Asia book series ; Volume 10.
Inner Asia Book Series ; Volume 10
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Subjects:
Herders -- Mongolia.
Wolves -- Mongolia -- Psychological aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In his study of the human, non-human relationships in Mongolia, Bernard Charlier explores the role of the wolf in the ways nomadic herders relate to their natural environment and to themselves. The wolf, as the enemy of the herds and a prestigious prey, is at the core of two technical relationships, herding and hunting, endowed with particular cosmological ideas. The study of these relationships casts a new light on the ways herders perceive and relate to domestic and wild animals. It convincingly undermines any attempt to consider humans and non-humans as entities belonging a priori to autonomous spheres of existence, which would reify the nature-society boundary into a phenomenal order of things and so justify the identity of western epistemology.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Introduction: The Wolf at the Margins
From Victim to Giver: Interpreting Wolf Attacks and Revealing a Morality
Hunting the Wolf for ‘Wind Horses’ and Revealing the Individual
“Everything and Its Contrary”: Between Morality and Ethics, Equilibrium and Excess, Humanity and Animality, What Is a Wolf?
Extending Bodies: Concealing and Revealing Persons through Wolf’s Ankle Bones and Other Objects Kept Near the Body
Between Surfaces and Depths, Actions and Transformations, Contours and Tensions: No Homeland for the Wolf
Concluding Remarks: Between Differences, Encompassments and Repetitions: “Who Holds the Strings of the Wind?”
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
90-04-27113-9
OCLC:
905225415
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004271135 DOI