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Animal Intimacies : Interspecies Relatedness in India's Central Himalayas / Radhika Govindrajan.

Author/Creator:
Govindrajan, Radhika author.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2018]
Series:
Animal Lives
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (256 pages) : 27 halftones
Subjects:
Animals -- India -- Uttarakhand -- Religious aspects.
Animals-India-Uttarakhand-Religious aspects.
Human-animal relationships -- India -- Uttarakhand.
Human-animal relationships-India-Uttarakhand.
Wildlife conservation -- India -- Uttarakhand.
Wildlife conservation-India-Uttarakhand.
Local subjects:
Himalayas. (search)
Hinduism. (search)
South Asia. (search)
agrarian studies. (search)
conservation. (search)
environmental anthropology. (search)
gender and sexuality. (search)
human-animal relations. (search)
kinship. (search)
multispecies ethnography. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
What does ­it mean to live and die in relation to other animals? Animal Intimacies posits this central question alongside the intimate-and intense-moments of care, kinship, violence, politics, indifference, and desire that occur between human and non-human animals. Built on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the mountain villages of India's Central Himalayas, Radhika Govindrajan's book explores the number of ways that human and animal interact to cultivate relationships as interconnected, related beings. Whether it is through the study of the affect and ethics of ritual animal sacrifice, analysis of the right-wing political project of cow-protection, or examination of villagers' talk about bears who abduct women and have sex with them, Govindrajan illustrates that multispecies relatedness relies on both difference and ineffable affinity between animals. Animal Intimacies breaks substantial new ground in animal studies, and Govindrajan's detailed portrait of the social, political and religious life of the region will be of interest to cultural anthropologists and scholars of South Asia as well.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. The Goat Who Died for Family: Sacrificial Ethics and Kinship
3. The Cow Herself Has Changed: Hindu Nationalism, Cow Protection, and Bovine Materiality
4. Outsider Monkey, Insider Monkey: On the Politics of Exclusion and Belonging
5. Pig Gone Wild: Colonialism, Conservation, and the Otherwild
6. The Bear Who Loved a Woman: The Intersection of Queer Desires
Epilogue: Kukur aur bagh
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 22. Okt 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780226560045
OCLC:
1030993902
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226560045 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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