Animals, Plants, People, and Things: A Review of Multispecies Ethnography
Environment and Society
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2013
Pages: 5 - 24
Source ID: shanti-sources-80046
Collection: Anthropocene and the Environmental Future
Abstract: This article defines multispecies ethnography and links this scholarship to broader currents within academia, including in the biosciences, philosophy, political ecology, and animal welfare activism. The article is organized around a set of productive tensions identified in the review of the literature. It ends with a discussion of the “ethnographic” in multispecies ethnography, urging ethnographers to bring a “speculative wonder” to their mode of inquiry and writing.