Yan, Hektor K. T. 2013 Can animals sing? On birdsong, music and meaning. Social Science Information 52(2):272-286. This article deals with conceptual questions regarding claims to the effect that humans and animals share artistic abilities such as the possession of music. Recent works focusing on animals, from such as Hollis Taylor and Dominique Lestel, are discussed. The attribution of artistic traits in human and animal contexts is examined by highlighting the importance of issues relating to categorization and evaluation in cross-species studies. An analogy between the denial of major attributes to animals and a form of racism is drawn in order to show how questions pertaining to meaning can impact on our understanding of animal abilities. One of the major theses presented is that the question of whether animals possess music cannot be answered by a methodology that is uninformed by the way concepts such as music or art function in the context of human life: the ascription of music to humans or non-humans is a value-laden act rather than a factual issue regarding how to represent an entity. In order to see how humans and animals share a life in common, it is necessary to come to the reflective realization that how human beings understand themselves can impact on their perception and experience of human and non-human animals.
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On 1/06/2014, at 7:19 AM, Abraham Heinemann wrote: > Not sure how to reply to these lists but here goes: > > Thanks Guys for the Pigeon pointer (Hoon Song's stuff) ! It is definitely one of my faves :)) > James Siegel: Thanks for the feedback, unfortunately when Cyprus is referred too it usually means simply the southern part which is not what Cyprus amounts too. I am primarily focusing on the Northern half - which currently according to my fieldwork before proper analysis could be said to be better off than it would be under EU regulations - or proper regulation as many would assume comes under the EU. I would love to have a chat if you have any in-situ experience or friends there? > > And yes the term 'hunting' is one batted around in english language to refer to many things - but I have yet to find any versions that are 'actually' more romantic than others as implied - whether or not we/they/some might consider certain versioms to be so. But that is precisely one of the things I will unpick :) Would appreciate any info you might have to share on the subject. > > Cheers > Abraham > > > On 30 May 2014 00:12, James Siegel <email@example.com> wrote: > They kill a lot of migrating birds in Cyprus for "sport" and also migratory songibirds for food. I am not sure I would grace it with the term hunting - I would call it simply killing birds. It is not sustainable and many species are declining under the pressure of lots of armed men in the entire region. > > Jim Siegel > US Fish and Wildlife Service > Shepherdstown, WV > > On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Abraham Heinemann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hi, > > As it says we should introduce ourselves when joining mailing-listş here goes. My name is Abraham Heinemann and I am a postgraduate in Anthropology at the University of Kent, UK. I am currently doing fieldwork on hunting in Cyprus and am interested in talkiıng to anyone doing anthropology related research in the (i) Eastern Mediterranean region (particularly historical-ecology), (ii) hunting in Europe, (iii) birds (iv) multispecies ethnography and its alternative names. > > Thanks > Avi > > -- > Also known as a combination of the following: > 'Khalil Avi Abraham Vernon Betz-Heinemann' > > >Research Profile: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sac/current-students/research-students/profiles/anthropology%20a-m/heinemann_abraham.html > >Blog: http://kularing.info/ > > > > > -- > Also known as a combination of the following: > 'Khalil Avi Abraham Vernon Betz-Heinemann' > > >Research Profile: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sac/current-students/research-students/profiles/anthropology/heinemann_abraham.html > >Blog: http://kularing.info/ Piers Locke PhD Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Co-Director New Zealand South Asia Centre Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Canterbury Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand +64 3 364 2987 internal phone: 4975 email@example.com Ethnoelephantology: Exploring the intersections of humans and elephants: http://ethnoelephantology.wordpress.com Staff page: http://www.saps.canterbury.ac.nz/anth/people/staff-pl.shtml Co-Director, New Zealand South Asia Centre: http://www.nzsac.canterbury.ac.nz/people.shtml Member, New Zealand Centre for Human Animal Studies: http://www.nzchas.canterbury.ac.nz/people/locke.shtml Fellow, New Zealand India Research Institute http://www.victoria.ac.nz/hppi/centres/india-research/staff?a=135208#fellows Canterbury Anthropology is a HAU-N.E.T member institution, see: http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/pages/view/hau-net This email may be confidential and subject to legal privilege, it may not reflect the views of the University of Canterbury, and it is not guaranteed to be virus free. If you are not an intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and erase all copies of the message and any attachments. Please refer to http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/emaildisclaimer for more information.