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Volume 52 Issue 2, June 2013

Special issue: Shared life Numéro spécial: La Vie partagée

  • Guest Editor: Dominique Lestel
  • Guest Editor: Hollis Taylor
Free accessResearch articleFirst published 14 May, 2013pp. 183–186
  • Dominique Lestel
  • Hollis Taylor
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 14 May, 2013pp. 187–209
  • Jeffrey Bussolini
Abstract
This paper is a review of the work of four scholars who have made substantial new developments in our understanding of animal mind and animal–human interactions. Dominique Lestel indicates that culture is rooted in the animal realm and draws upon ethology ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 14 May, 2013pp. 210–227
  • Marcus Baynes-Rock
Abstract
The multispecies commons is the kind of place in which human–animal entanglements are made most explicit. It is where social, biological and historical processes are so inextricably entwined with wider ecological processes as to be inseparable. Here I ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 14 May, 2013pp. 228–256
  • S Eben Kirksey
  • Nicholas Shapiro
  • Maria Brodine
Abstract
Insights about biocultural hope emerged at the Multispecies Salon, an art exhibit in New Orleans. In a landscape blasted by Hurricane Katrina and flooded by oil following BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, the exhibit grounded hopes in actual organisms – ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 14 May, 2013pp. 257–271
  • David Jaclin
Abstract
North America shelters a growing population of so-called ‘exotic animals’. If the phenomenon is not recent, it now fuels a considerable black market. Jungle backyards compose a non-negligible (yet often neglected) part of some modern ecological ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 14 May, 2013pp. 272–286
  • Hektor KT Yan
Abstract
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. ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 14 May, 2013pp. 287–306
  • Hollis Taylor
Abstract
In this article I investigate how and why birdsong is regularly excluded from definitions of music. I argue that to claim human exceptionalism for this capacity is highly premature, since so few avian species have been investigated in any depth. A ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 14 May, 2013pp. 307–325
  • Dominique Lestel
Abstract
The article defends a conception of ecology that considers what ecosystems mean not only in themselves but also for themselves. Each living being is thus a message for another living being, and not merely a functional piece in a physical process of energy ...