Human-Animal Studies has come of age. Intrinsically inter or transdisciplinary, it has encouraged scholars from diverse disciplines to use a range of approaches and resources to explore the relationships that humans have with other animals and forms of life and how these are experienced and expressed.
Animals have traditionally appeared in anthropology as aspects of cosmological systems, essential to livelihoods including hunting, fishing, pastoralism, herding and agriculture; significant in economic systems as wealth and for exchange; celebrated in sports and other forms of entertainment and so on. More recently, animals and other forms of life have been brought to the foreground, where they are framed as important in and of themselves, rather than as reflections of other, more important relationships between people. This series is interested in this approach and the wider questions it poses about subjectivity, representation and anthropological theory.
Uniquely, this series focuses exclusively on monographs which are based on first-hand, sustained, ethnographic fieldwork: an approach which allows for the exploration of the intricacies and immediacies of lives with other animals. It brings together detailed accounts of how humans experience, engage with, live with, other animals, but also with plants and other living matter, generated within particular social and cultural worlds as they are captured by fieldwork. This format will enable authors to pursue some of the most important questions about our lives with others – and the role that anthropology might play in our futures together.
Submitting a proposal
The series welcomes proposals for either single or co-authored monographs. Book proposals should be sent to the Routledge editor: [email protected]
For guidance on how to structure your proposal, please visit: www.routledge.com/info/authors
Editorial Advisory Board
Radhika Govindrajan, University of Washington, USA
John Hartigan, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Catherine Hill, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Marianne Lien, University of Oslo, Norway
Piers Locke, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Laura Ogden, Dartmouth College, USA
By Muhammad A. Kavesh
December 30, 2020
Animal Enthusiasms explores how human–animal relationships are conceived, developed, and carried out in rural Pakistani Muslim society through an examination of practices such as pigeon flying, cockfighting, and dogfighting. Based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork carried between 2008 and ...