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Aesop's anthropology : a multispecies approach / John Hartigan, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Hartigan, John, Jr., 1964- author.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2014?]
Series:
Forerunners (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Forerunners
Format/Description:
Book
88 pages ; 18 cm.
Subjects:
Animals (Philosophy)
Culture.
Fables.
Social behavior in animals.
Interpersonal relations.
Animals (Philosophy)
Culture.
Interpersonal relations.
Social behavior in animals.
Summary:
Aesop's Anthropology is a guide for thinking through the perplexing predicaments and encounters that arise as the line between human and nonhuman shifts in modern life. Recognizing that culture is not unique to humans, John Hartigan Jr. asks what we can learn about culture from other species. He pursues a variety of philosophical and scientific ideas about what it means to be social using cultural dynamics to rethink what we assume makes humans special and different from other forms of life. Through an interlinked series of brief essays, Hartigan explores how we can think differently about being human.
Contents:
Are natives plants or people?
Nonhuman cultures
The social (re)turn
Diversity
Horticultural hermeneutic
Webs without meanings
What is a garden?
Homology
Species thinking
The fable as form
Model organisms
Species in the news
Identifying species
Domestication
Have culture, will travel.
Notes:
"Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9780816696840
0816696845
OCLC:
892878716
Publisher Number:
99981330200
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