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Certain humans, certain animals : attitudes in the long term

Jennbert, Kristina LU (2014) Exploring the animal turn : Changing perspectives on human-animal relations in science, society and culture In Exploring the animal turn : Human-animal relations in science, society and culture p.183-192
Abstract
Do certain humans and animals have greater value than other humans and animals? The question will be discussed using some examples from pre-Christian burial practices and other depositions of human and animal bones in Scandinavia. During the pre-Christian period it seems that certain humans and certain animals were buried in graves made for the purpose, while other humans and animals were deposited in other contexts, for example in settlements and wetlands. The classification of species seems to be different from that in modern urban Western societies, and this raises questions concerning attitudes to animals and humans in the long term. Archaeological findings challenge the anthropocentric worldview of a stable human/animal division that... (More)
Do certain humans and animals have greater value than other humans and animals? The question will be discussed using some examples from pre-Christian burial practices and other depositions of human and animal bones in Scandinavia. During the pre-Christian period it seems that certain humans and certain animals were buried in graves made for the purpose, while other humans and animals were deposited in other contexts, for example in settlements and wetlands. The classification of species seems to be different from that in modern urban Western societies, and this raises questions concerning attitudes to animals and humans in the long term. Archaeological findings challenge the anthropocentric worldview of a stable human/animal division that has been one of the fundamentals for the development of modern Western societies. (Less)
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Human-animal studies, archaeology, anthropocentrism, anthropomorphism, death, animal and human graves, mortuary practices, pre-Christian Scandinavia
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Higher Education
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Exploring the animal turn : Human-animal relations in science, society and culture
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Andersson Cederholm, Erika; Björck, Amelie; Jennbert, Kristina and Lönngren, Ann-Sofie
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10 pages
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Pufendorfinstitutet, Lunds universitet
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Exploring the animal turn : Changing perspectives on human-animal relations in science, society and culture
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978-91-979893-8-1
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English
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  author       = {Jennbert, Kristina},
  editor       = {Andersson Cederholm, Erika and Björck, Amelie and Jennbert, Kristina and Lönngren, Ann-Sofie},
  isbn         = {978-91-979893-8-1},
  keyword      = {Human-animal studies,archaeology,anthropocentrism,anthropomorphism,death,animal and human graves,mortuary practices,pre-Christian Scandinavia},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {183--192},
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  series       = {Exploring the animal turn : Human-animal relations in science, society and culture},
  title        = {Certain humans, certain animals : attitudes in the long term},
  year         = {2014},
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