The Ganges River is a Legal Person by Moe Nakazora (Hiroshima University) firstname.lastname@example.org On March 20, 2017, the High Court of Uttarkahand, a state in northwestern India, mandated that the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, as well as all water bodies, are “living entities,” that is, “legal persons.” What this declaration implies is that these … Read more
Multispecies Entanglements and Implications for Ecology by Line Marie Thorsen (Aarhus University) email@example.com April 12, 2019 – Whether it is the nightly activities of urban foxes (Vulpine Domesticity, 2010-2013), a humpback whale telling the story of how it moves about (I Roam, 2015), or wolves attending to their ‘crystal palace’ (Pole, 2008), Sonia Levy’s artistic … Read more
by Kelly Linton (The University of Western Ontario) firstname.lastname@example.org January 15, 2019 It was a late morning in early October. The sun shone brightly and the air was crisp. The kind of autumn day that in southern Ontario, Canada brings to mind chunky knit sweaters and pumpkin spice lattés. The trees had turned and the … Read more
by Paul Hansen (Hokkaido University)email@example.com September 17, 2018 Growing up a farm boy near Canada’s Rocky Mountains, I was surrounded by, enmeshed in, what I thought of as a world of non-human friends and foes (dogs, cats, and cows; coyotes, bees and bears; rifles, tractors and thistles). I escaped the mundanity of farm life through … Read more
by Scott Simon, Ph.D. (Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, U Ottawa, Canada and Visiting Scholar, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan) firstname.lastname@example.org July 23, 2018 It has been eight years since “multispecies ethnography” made its grand splash into anthropology at the New Orleans meeting of the American Anthropology Association and simultaneous special issue … Read more
Food Allergies in Japan and the UK by Emma Cook (Hokkaido University) email@example.com July 4, 2018 In February 2014, as I was anticipating the start of hay fever season in Japan, I happened to turn the TV channel to a program that mentioned a particular brand of yoghurt that is said to mitigate hay fever … Read more
Alan Smart (University of Calgary): “Posthumanism, as I use the term, means the ways in which we are entangled with non-humans, and which expand our capacities (although in other ways they may diminish them, as with disease). Rather than being a feature of a future that is only now emerging, we have always been posthuman in this sense; indeed, the mastery of fire, cooking, language and other technologies is what made us into humans in the first place.”
Read the introduction to the “More-than-Human” blog series by Paul Hansen (Hokkaido University), Gergely Mohacsi (Osaka University), and Émile St-Pierre (Osaka University).