Multispecies Encounters

Multispecies Encounters

Series Editors:

Multispecies Encounters provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion, development and dissemination of research focused on encounters between members of different species. Re-evaluating our human relationships with other-than-human beings through an interrogation of the ’myth of human exceptionalism’ which has structured (and limited) social thought for so long, the series presents work including multi-species ethnography, animal geographies and more-than-human approaches to research, in order not only better to understand the human condition, but also to situate us holistically, as human animals, within the global ecosystems we share with countless other living beings. As such, the series expresses a commitment to the importance of giving balanced consideration to the experiences of all social actors involved in any given social interaction, with work advancing our theoretical knowledge and understanding of multi-species encounters and, where possible, exploring analytical frameworks which include ways or kinds of ’being’ other than the human.


Samantha Hurn is Lecturer in Anthropology and Director of the MA Programme in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter, UK. She is the author of Human-Animal Farm: A Multi-Sited, Multi-Species Ethnography of Rural Social Networks in a Globalised World , Humans and Other Animals: Human-Animal Interactions in Cross-Cultural Perspective and editor of Modern Myths, Unusual Heritage, and Anthropology and Cryptozoology: Researching Encounters with Mysterious Creatures.

Chris Wilbert is Senior Lecturer in Tourism & Geography at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He is the co-editor of Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader, and Technonatures: Environments, Technologies, Spaces and Places in the Twenty-first Century.

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