Beyond multispecies ethnography: Engaging with violence and animal rights in anthropology

Helen Kopnina
  • Critique of Anthropology, August 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0308275x17723973

Engaging with violence and animal rights in anthropology

What is it about?

Multispecies ethnographers are studying the host of organisms whose lives and deaths are linked to human social worlds. Yet, these ethnographies rarely engage with violence and animal rights involved in every day interactions between humans and non-humans, starting from food consumption (for example, meat industry), to medical experimentation (for example, billions of mice killed or made to endure painful experiments in lab settings). This article confronts anthropological reluctance to engage with this violence.

Why is it important?

Bringing animal rights, deep ecology, and ecocentrism into anthropology

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Dr Helen Kopnina (Author)
The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Bringing animal rights, deep ecology, and ecocentrism into anthropology

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