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The Horse in My Blood: Multispecies Kinship in the Altai and Saian Mountains

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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 / Published (March 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-296-5 eBook

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“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, a member of the Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science HELSUS, and a visiting researcher at the Center for Northeast Asian Studies at Tohoku University. Her research interests include more-than-human sociality, Indigenous research methodologies, museum anthropology, and sustainability studies. Her research has been supported by the Nordenskiöld Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Kone Foundation.

Subject: Anthropology (General)Environmental Studies (General)Sociology
Area: Asia


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