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Animals, persons, gods: Kaleidoscopic ontologies in a multispecies total institution
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Anthropology, 2012)
Based on fieldwork in Chitwan, Nepal, this paper explores the kaleidoscopic manner in which handlers accord ontological states to their elephants in the multispecies total institution of the sarkari hattisar, or government ...
De-extinction, Authenticity and Wildlife Conservation
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities and Creative ArtsUniversity of Canterbury. Philosophy, 2016)
Symposium on human-elephant relations in South and Southeast Asia - University of Canterbury, May 7 & 8
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Anthropology, 2013)
This two-day symposium brought together an international array of senior and junior researchers from across the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences for an interdisciplinary exploration of the manifold ...
Museology, the Anthropocene, and the Huia: some art historical perspectives on de-extinction
(University of Canterbury, 2016)
This paper seeks to bring some art historical and museological perspectives to bear on discourses surrounding the highly controversial idea of de-extinction.
Multispecies Methodology, Transdisciplinary Collaboration, and Human-Elephant Relations
(University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, 2015)
This paper considers the methodological challenges of multispecies ethnography, and the limitations of disciplinary habituation through critical reflection on two cases of anthropological research on human-elephant relations. ...
Darwin in New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities and Creative Arts, 2014)
Following Sheep -- or, Natural Family Values
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities and Creative ArtsUniversity of Canterbury. English, 2016)
As feminist theory has taught us, gender difference and sexual difference are a continual work-in-progress. Our culture works hard to forge and maintain femininities and masculinities, and to create women and men. On one ...
Selecting Candidates for De-extinction and Resurrection: Mammoths, Lenin’s Tomb and Neo-Eurasianism
My paper explores links between the human and animal candidates for resurrection and deextinction and focuses on the aspect of nationalist agenda in application to both species. I explore the intersection between the ...
On the Authenticity of De-extinct Organisms, and the Genesis Argument
Are the methods of synthetic biology capable of recreating authentic living members of an extinct species? An analogy with the restoration of destroyed natural landscapes suggests not. The restored version of a natural ...
Discovering and Defending Ancient Indian Elephant Science
What counts as scientific knowledge and how best to evaluate culturally diverse forms of expert knowledge practice are issues that have generated contentious yet productive debate. Arguing for a plural and inclusive ...