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The Horse in My Blood
Multispecies Kinship in the Altai and Saian Mountains
Victoria Soyan Peemot
210 pages, 21 ills., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80539-295-8 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (March 2024)
eISBN 978-1-80539-296-5 eBook Not Yet Published
“Peemot provides the reader with one of the first and finest Indigenous-authored scholarly accounts of Tyvan horse-human relations in the English language. Her insight into historical and contemporary roles of horses in the Altai-Saian Region of South Siberia represents a treasure trove of relational examples for anyone willing to re-think a Euro-centric humanistic approach to animals.&rdqou; • Alex Oehler, University of Regina
A fascinating interspecies relationship can be seen among the horse breeding pastoralists in the Altai and Saian Mountains of Inner Asia. Victoria Soyan Peemot herself grew up in a community with close human-horse relationships and uses her knowledge of the local language and horsemanship practices. Building upon Indigenous research epistemologies, she engages with the study of how the human-horse relationships interact with each other, experience injustices and develop resilience strategies as multispecies unions.
Victoria Soyan Peemot is a research fellow in Indigenous Studies at the University of Helsinki and a member of the Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science HELSUS. Her research interests include more-than-human sociality, Indigenous research methodologies, and multispecies memory politics. Her research has been supported by the Nordenskiöld Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation, and Kone Foundation.
Subject: Anthropology (General)Environmental Studies (General)Sociology
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