El Estudio de las Relaciones Humanos-Animals en la Actual 'Encrucijada Ambiental': The Study of Human-Animal Relations at the Current 'Environnmental Crossroads'

Garry Marvin, Santiago M. Cruzada

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The relationships that occur between humans and animals have become a key issue, emerging and to be taken into account in the current debate, both academic and social, concerned with environmental issues. But despite their importance, animals have remained relegated to an analytical background in ethnographic accounts, fundamentally as subsidiary elements of cultural practices, discourses and symbolisms. However, the theoretical and methodological tools that Anthropology possesses can help to better understand these relationships and, with this, stimulate understanding about how and why certain ecologies are built. Bringing animals to the center of anthropological studies and considering them as actors involved in the construction of human social worlds. With this work, we invite you to reflect on the relevance of adopting a look that goes "beyond what is human" as a way of understanding adequately and empirically the particular socio-ecological relationships within the new global scenario of environmental crisis.
Original languageSpanish
Article number18
Pages (from-to)4-30
Number of pages26
JournalRevista Andaluza de Antroplogia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020

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