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Tracing Wolves: Materiality, Effect and Difference
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
2018 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

As wolves are seldom seen in Scandinavia, Tracing Wolves utilises the ‘trace’ as both a theoretical and methodological tool to aid comprehension of what a wolf is and what a wolf does. Consequently, this enquiry examines human-wolf practices, such as tracking, genetic analysis, GPS tracking, hunting, and wolf necropsies, via which Scandinavian wolves in Sweden manifest. It is in this respect, through the traces wolves leave – like tracks in the snow, a steaming scat, the remains of a recent kill, GPS data or genetic material – that humans come to know wolves. Furthermore, this study also employs the ‘trace’ as a way to navigate through the complexities of material-semiotics and post-human approaches to method and theory, and contemplates rather more traditional approaches to anthropological knowledge. Accordingly, by considering the materiality of human-wolf encounters and how effects are comprehended and differences emerge, this analysis highlights that some of theses practices, aided by empathy and embodiment, facilitate a sociality that operates across species boundaries.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Stockholm: The Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University , 2018. , s. 251
Serie
Stockholm studies in social anthropology, ISSN 0347-0830 ; N.S., 19
Emneord [en]
Wolf, trace, materiality, effect, difference, transspecies, post-human, material-semiotic, human-animal
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socialantropologi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-155396ISBN: 978-91-7797-193-1 (tryckt)ISBN: 978-91-7797-194-8 (digital)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-155396DiVA, id: diva2:1199430
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2018-06-12, hörsal 3, hus B, Universitetsvägen 10 B, Stockholm, 10:00 (engelsk)
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-05-18 Laget: 2018-04-20 Sist oppdatert: 2018-05-09bibliografisk kontrollert

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