Ethnography after Humanism

Power, Politics and Method in Multi-Species Research

Authors: Hamilton, Lindsay, Taylor, Nik

  • Offers an in-depth consideration of the political, philosophical and embedded power structures of methodological choices in studying multi-species relationships in organizations 
    Uniquely draws from multiple disciplines such as business, sociology and philosophy
  • Uses numerous real world case studies
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About this book

This book argues that qualitative methods, ethnography included, have tended to focus on the human at the cost of understanding humans and animals in relation, and that ethnography should evolve to account for the relationships between humans and other species. Intellectual recognition of this has arrived within the field of human-animal studies and in the philosophical development of posthumanism but there are few practical guidelines for research. Taking this problem as a starting point, the authors draw on a wide array of examples from visual methods, ethnodrama, poetry and movement studies to consider the political, philosophical and practical consequences of posthuman methods. They outline the possibilities for creative new forms of ethnography that eschew simplistic binaries between humans and animals. 

Ethnography after Humanism suggests how researchers could conduct different forms of fieldwork and writing to include animals more fruitfully and will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including human-animal studies, sociology, criminology, animal geography, anthropology, social theory and natural resources. 

About the authors

Lindsay Hamilton is Undergraduate Director at Keele University Management School, UK. Nik Taylor is Associate Professor of Sociology at Flinders University, Australia. 


Reviews

“For those who are in the field of human-animal studies, this is essential reading, although I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in extending the frontiers of knowledge beyond the anthropocentric boundaries of our humanistic past.” (David Knights, Lancaster University Management School, UK)

“Hamilton and Taylor serve up a menu of provocative questions, insightful observations and complex deliberations to stimulate ideas.  A necessary and timely addition.” (Caroline Clarke, Open University Business School, UK)

“Ethnography After Humanism is a must-read for which the field of human-animal studies has been waiting.” (Margo DeMello, Animals and Society Institute, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: An Ecology of Ethnographic Methods

    Hamilton, Lindsay (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Why Ethnography?

    Hamilton, Lindsay (et al.)

    Pages 23-49

  • Listening for the Voices of Animals

    Hamilton, Lindsay (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • What Can Ethnography Be?

    Hamilton, Lindsay (et al.)

    Pages 69-86

  • Visual Methods

    Hamilton, Lindsay (et al.)

    Pages 89-109

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eBook £56.99
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Hardcover £72.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53932-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnography after Humanism
Book Subtitle
Power, Politics and Method in Multi-Species Research
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53933-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53933-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53932-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 210
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