Autor: Susan McHugh
ISBN-13: 9783319568737
Einband: Book
Seiten: 275
Format: 219x159x23 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Indigenous Creatures, Native Knowledges, and the Arts

Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature
Animal Studies in Modern Worlds
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Interdisciplinary - brings together work from a range of creative areas such as art history and literature
Editors' introduction: Wendy Woodward and Susan McHugh.- Chapter 1 Qing and the animals of the Drakensberg-Maloti: Michael Wessels.- Chapter 2 //Kabbo sings the animals: Dan Wylie.- Chapter 3 Interrogating the sacred art of Vetkat Regopstaan Boesman Kruiper: Richard Alan Northover.- Chapter 4 Spirit guards: A squad of ceramic dogs in South Africa: Nicolene Swanepoel.- Chapter 5 Tricksters, animals, new materialities, and indigenous wisdoms: Delphi Carstens.- Chapter 6 The porosity of human/ nonhuman beings in Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Anansi Boys: Alexandra Wheeler.- Chapter 7 Animated animals: Allegories of transformation in Khumba: Hermann Wittenberg.- Chapter 8 Magic wells, the stream, and the flow: The promise of literary animal studies: Marion Copeland.- Chapter 9 Border crossings: Animals, tricksters, and shape-shifters in modern Native American fiction: Daniel G. Payne.- Chapter 10 I'm mad you're mad we are all mad: The Alice Diaries: Wilma Cruise.- Chapter 11 'The only facts are supernatural ones': Dreaming animals and trauma in some contemporary Southern African texts: Wendy Woodward.- Chapter 12 Cross-pollinating: Indigenous Knowledges of Extinction and Genocide in Honeybee Fictions: Susan McHugh.- Index.
This volume illuminates how creative representations remain sites of ongoing struggles to engage with animals in indigenous epistemologies. Traditionally imagined in relation to spiritual realms and the occult, animals have always been more than primitive symbols of human relations. Whether as animist gods, familiars, conduits to ancestors, totems, talismans, or co-creators of multispecies cosmologies, animals act as vital players in the lives of cultures. From early days in colonial contact zones through contemporary expressions in art, film, and literature, the volume's unique emphasis on Southern Africa and North America - historical loci of the greatest ranges of species and linguistic diversity - help to situate how indigenous knowledges of human-animal relations are being adapted to modern conditions of life shared across species lines.
Editiert von: Susan McHugh, Wendy Woodward
Susan McHugh is the author of Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines (2011) as well as Dog (2004). She co-edited The Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies (2014), and Literary Animals Look, a special issue of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture (2013).

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Autor: Susan McHugh
ISBN-13:: 9783319568737
ISBN: 3319568736
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2017
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 512g
Seiten: 275
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 219x159x23 mm, 25 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, Bibliographie