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Re-examining human-nonhuman relations among nomads of Eastern Tibet

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posted on 2012-11-01, 00:00 authored by Gillian TanGillian Tan
In this paper, I explore how human-nonhuman relations among nomads of Eastern Tibet may be understood within the framework of a four-fold ontological system proposed by anthropologist, Philippe Descola. In what follows, I provide an account of Descola’s theoretical system, present ethnographic data on human-nonhuman relations from fieldwork with two nomadic communities in Eastern Tibet, and analyze these in light of Descola’s system. I argue that deep ethnographic engagement with and analysis of humannonhuman relations not only furthers our understanding of specific communities but also informs the politics around policies concerned with ‘the environment’.

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18 - ?

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  • Yes

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1837-7440

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1837-7432

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eng

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A6 Research report/technical paper

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2012, Deakin University : Alfred Deakin Research Institute

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