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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 232–245.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that the question of how one ought to kill is an equally significant question of ethics that is simultaneously long-standing (particularly in South Asian thought) and very contemporary. In relation to discussions of human-animal relations, we show how the idea of “companionship,” variously proposed by Veena Das...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 204–221.
Published: 01 August 2015
... ways novel and unprecedented. They serve as a critique of dominant anthropocentric discourses of religion, and they point us toward possibilities of reimagining the relations between animals and humans, especially in the face of the ecological devastation we inhabit. © 2015 by Duke University Press...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 568–583.
Published: 01 December 2022
... livability to the extent that Amerindian ontologies have, speculating that more-than-natural, more-than-human agency remains a problem for secular sensibilities. mfernan3@ucsc.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 multispecies worlds animism secularity human-nonhuman relations...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 656–667.
Published: 01 December 2022
....” 48 Multispecies ethnography demonstrates that efforts to politicize or moralize human-animal relations fail because they assume a world of distinct positions rather than a world of entanglement (also glossed as knottedness, relationality, and intimacy). There is no “on high” from which to make...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., shame, stigma. It is not clear how the animals get to be with their specific person, but the animalled emerge as a specific class of humans, mostly called zoos, in the novel. A zoo is a person with AAF (acquired aposymbiotic familiar- ism). Should the human harm or attempt to get rid of his/her...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 246–262.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Human-Animal Relations Monkeys Invasive Species South Asia Central Himalayas Identity Animal Agency Agrarian Change Macaque Translocation I am indebted to the people of Uttarakhand who let me into their homes and lives while I conducted...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 561–567.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... The love and duty that animate human and other-than-human beings sit cheek by jowl with, and indeed may be inseparable from, “decidedly uninnocent” modes of violence and hierarchy. Their relations are “both desirable and undesirable,” drawing as much “on incommensurable difference as ineffable affinity...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 584–602.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and in order to “save nature” and reconstitute human and nonhuman relations, we should “reclaim animism.” 1 This article attempts to cast doubt on the latter certainty by surpassing the stratification between the problematic dualism of “the West” and an animism of “the rest” that ought to be revered...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 156–172.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the placement of humans in histories of race after ca. 1800, despite race in relation to the social as well as the animal the science of race being targeted toward the study in this way allows a coming to terms once again of human subjects across the imperial world. Sec- in the literature with how...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 638–655.
Published: 01 December 2022
... sets (focused on cruelty and carnivory) in greater detail, but here let me note that a multipronged approach to Mother India 's handling of the (non)human question is essential. Tracking the animal in relation to the question of woman/mother and Muslim/brother can unlock the full range and resonance...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the contemporaneous emergence of human violence and affection toward dogs. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 dogs Egypt Ottoman Empire interspecies relations urban regulation Earlier versions of portions of this article appear in Alan Mikhail, The Animal in Ottoman Egypt (Oxford University...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 222–231.
Published: 01 August 2015
... the is a moral lesson to be drawn from the relations be- “eclectic sweep” of the encyclopedia, drawing on tween animals and humanity. The brethren make “Pythagorean and Nichomachian arithmetic, nu- clear their intention to “consider the merits and merology and music, Hermetic and Indo-­Persian...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 603–619.
Published: 01 December 2022
... with a multiplicity of registers of the nonhuman—the nonhuman animal, the “natural” world (sky, stars, stream, rocks, etc.), the world of objects, and even organs disaggregated from the human body—and the human to shift the angle from which the relation of human and nonhuman becomes legible and supplement...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 437–445.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Willerslev, Taking Animism Seriously, 48 50. 5. Heidegger, Being and Time, 304 11. See also Marrati, Genesis and Trace, 142 54. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 37:3 201743 8 ing one s anxieties, frustrations, and even pain in a manner that the human beings who...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 620–637.
Published: 01 December 2022
... a foreshortened life among humans after his rescue, dying in his teens. The wolf boys of the subcontinent were not the same as the feral children found in Germany and France. One important difference between a Peter of Hanover and Sleeman's wolf boys was their relation to animal companions. While Peter's...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 66–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., they offer ways to narrate the co-­ nonhuman lives through legislation, as in the case constitution of imperial structures, human action, of dogs in Ottoman Cairo. Rather, empires were and nonhuman animals over the past few centu- invested in innovating new forms of lives by ex- ries by drawing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 137–155.
Published: 01 May 2015
... between colonial ship between territory and population was socially structures of power and the development of natu- mediated in animals as well as in humans, and ral knowledge. Territoriality was neither merely a that any effective population management regime...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 440–453.
Published: 01 December 2014
...On Barak The abstraction of “energy” emerged in the second third of the nineteenth century amid attempts to disentangle human, animal, hydro, and carbon powers, seeking to thereby transform them into manageable and docile forces. This simplification still animates the notion of “energy regimes,” so...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 323–338.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Almost Islamic norms of representation. Several books all of these books were produced during the avoid depictions of animate beings altogether. 331 s. The avoidance of human imagery cor- In Murad’s The Brave Boy which relates related with a distinctly centralized authorship...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 263–276.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East • 35:2 • 2015 ephant and also that of a child. The long history interest in animals seems to be universal, but chil- of human and elephant relations in India ranges dren who are removed from everyday contact...