The Resource Faces of the wolf : managing the human, non-human boundary in Mongolia, by Bernard Charlier

Faces of the wolf : managing the human, non-human boundary in Mongolia, by Bernard Charlier

Label
Faces of the wolf : managing the human, non-human boundary in Mongolia
Title
Faces of the wolf
Title remainder
managing the human, non-human boundary in Mongolia
Statement of responsibility
by Bernard Charlier
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his study of the human, non-human relationships in Mongolia, Bernard Charlier explores the role of the wolf in the ways nomadic herders relate to their natural environment and to themselves. The wolf, as the enemy of the herds and a prestigious prey, is at the core of two technical relationships, herding and hunting, endowed with particular cosmological ideas. The study of these relationships casts a new light on the ways herders perceive and relate to domestic and wild animals. It convincingly undermines any attempt to consider humans and non-humans as entities belonging a priori to autonomous spheres of existence, which would reify the nature-society boundary into a phenomenal order of things and so justify the identity of western epistemology
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
590
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL85
LC item number
.C456 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Inner Asia book series
Series volume
10
Label
Faces of the wolf : managing the human, non-human boundary in Mongolia, by Bernard Charlier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-184) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The wolf at the margins -- From victim to giver : interpreting wolf attacks and revealing a morality -- Hunting the wolf for 'wind horses' and revealing the individual -- "Everything and its contrary" : between morality and ethics, equilibrium and excess, humanity and animality, what is a wolf? -- Extending bodies : concealing and revealing persons through wolf's ankle bones and other objects kept near the body -- Between surfaces and depths, actions and transformations, contours and tensions : no homeland for the wolf -- Concluding remarks : Between differences, encompassments and repetitions : "who holds the strings of the wind?"
Control code
ocn905225415
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004271135
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33802014
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905225415
  • pebco9004271139

Library Locations

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