Dingo Makes Us Human

Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture
Author: Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521794848
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
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This ethnography explores the culture of the Yarralin people in the Northern Territory.

A Communion of Subjects

Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics
Author: Paul Waldau,Kimberley Christine Patton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509979
Category: Philosophy
Page: 720
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A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729578771
Category: Medical
Page: 498
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The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

Carnivores of Australia

Past, Present and Future
Author: Alistair Glen,Christopher Dickman
ISBN: 064310318X
Category: Science
Page: 448
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The Australian continent provides a unique perspective on the evolution and ecology of carnivorous animals. In earlier ages, Australia provided the arena for a spectacular radiation of marsupial and reptilian predators. The causes of their extinctions are still the subject of debate. Since European settlement, Australia has seen the extinction of one large marsupial predator (the thylacine), another (the Tasmanian devil) is in danger of imminent extinction, and still others have suffered dramatic declines. By contrast, two recently-introduced predators, the fox and cat, have been spectacularly successful, with devastating impacts on the Australian fauna. Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future explores Australia's unique predator communities from pre-historic, historic and current perspectives. It covers mammalian, reptilian and avian carnivores, both native and introduced to Australia. It also examines the debate surrounding how best to manage predators to protect livestock and native biodiversity. Readers will benefit from the most up-to-date synthesis by leading researchers and managers in the field of carnivore biology. By emphasising Australian carnivores as exemplars of flesh-eaters in other parts of the world, this book will be an important reference for researchers, wildlife managers and students worldwide.


Author: Susan McHugh
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861894880
Category: Nature
Page: 232
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Dogs are perhaps our most popular pets, and certainly one of the best-loved of all animals. They are not only humanity’s best friend, they are also its oldest: burial sites dating back 12,000 years indicate that dogs moved alongside prehistoric peoples before, during and after both species settled the world. The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh’s Dog. This book unravels the debate about whether dogs are descended from wolves, and moves on to deal with canines in mythology, religion and health, dog cults in ancient and medieval civilizations as disparate as Alaska, Greece, Peru and Persia, and traces correspondences between the histories of dogs in the Far East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Dog also examines the relatively recent phenomenon of dog breeding and the invention of species, as well as the canine’s role in science fact and fiction; from Laika, the first astronaut, and Pavlov’s famous conditioned dogs, through to science fiction novels and cult films such as A Boy and his Dog. Susan McHugh shows how dogs today contribute to human lives in a huge number of ways, not only as pets and guide dogs but also as sources of food in Asia, entertainment workers, and scientific and religious objects. Dog reveals how we have shaped these animals over the millennia, and in turn, how dogs have shaped us.

The Changing Image of the Sciences

Author: Ida H. Stamhuis,Teun Koetsier,Cornelis De Pater,Albert Van Helden
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401005877
Category: History
Page: 226
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This volume is written as a reaction to the worldwide decreasing interest in the natural sciences. It addresses many intriguing questions. How is the changing image of the distinct sciences experienced by the general public, by the scientists themselves, or in disciplines in which natural sciences are applied? How can it be connected to the phenomenon of the low number of women in science? It is of interest to researchers, teachers, and students of natural sciences, the history of science, and philosophy.

Wild Dog Dreaming

Love and Extinction
Author: Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 081393107X
Category: Nature
Page: 184
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We are living in the midst of the Earth’s sixth great extinction event, the first one caused by a single species: our own. In Wild Dog Dreaming, Deborah Bird Rose explores what constitutes an ethical relationship with nonhuman others in this era of loss. She asks, Who are we, as a species? How do we fit into the Earth’s systems? Amidst so much change, how do we find our way into new stories to guide us? Rose explores these questions in the form of a dialogue between science and the humanities. Drawing on her conversations with Aboriginal people, for whom questions of extinction are up-close and very personal, Rose develops a mode of exposition that is dialogical, philosophical, and open-ended. An inspiration for Rose—and a touchstone throughout her book—is the endangered dingo of Australia. The dingo is not the first animal to face extinction, but its story is particularly disturbing because the threat to its future is being actively engineered by humans. The brazenness with which the dingo is being wiped out sheds valuable, and chilling, light on the likely fate of countless other animal and plant species. "People save what they love," observed Michael Soulé, the great conservation biologist. We must ask whether we, as humans, are capable of loving—and therefore capable of caring for—the animals and plants that are disappearing in a cascade of extinctions. Wild Dog Dreaming engages this question, and the result is a bold account of the entangled ethics of love, contingency, and desire.

Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes

Author: Graham Seal
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072169
Category: Reference
Page: 347
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Entries describe the origins and deeds of folk heroes as they have existed in folktales, songs, oral tradition, and other folklore genres.

Westlicher Individualismus versus asiatische Werte

die Bedeutung von Individuum und Kultur für gesellschaftliche Entwicklung
Author: Sebastian Wienges
Publisher: N.A
Category: Collectivism
Page: 165
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Seit Weber wurde immer wieder die Frage gestellt, welche Kultur förderlich, welche hinderlich für Entwicklung sei. Individualismus und Kollektivismus werden als Paradigmen von Entwicklungstheorien diskutiert. Dabei stehen die Thesen, die den individualistischen Unternehmer als Akteur im Entwicklungsprozess darstellen, der Erfolgsgeschichte der asiatisch-pazifischen Tigerstaaten gegenüber. Die Fäden dieser Debatte von Entwicklungstheorien und Studien über Bedeutung von Individuum und Kultur greift die Darstellung der Charakteristiken individualistischer Strukturen auf. Vor dem Hintergrund der Beschreibung kollektivistischer Strukturen einer dritten Kulturregion wird untersucht, welchen kulturellen Faktoren die asiatisch-pazifische Region ihren Entwicklungserfolg zu verdanken hat oder welche die Asienkrise eher noch verschärften. Es zeigt sich, dass sowohl Individualismus als auch Kollektivismus im Entwicklungsprozess notwendig und effizient für verschiedene Funktionen sein können.


Critical Essays in Human Geography
Author: Kay Anderson,Bruce Braun
Publisher: Routledge
Category: Science
Page: 583
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The articles collected together in this volume capture conceptual developments in the field of environmental studies in human geography and illustrate the diversity and remarkable vitality of geographical research on society-environment relations.

Nature and the Human Spirit

Toward an Expanded Land Management Ethic
Author: Beverly L. Driver
Publisher: Venture Pub
Category: Nature
Page: 467
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This provocative and timely text advocates an expanded ethic oriented toward ecosystem sustainability and focuses on the role of nature in maintaining the human spirit. Diverse views are put forth in 38 chapters by 49 authors who represent all types of users and interests. This text presents a balanced, in-depth perspective on this difficult topic of hard-to-define values. The text encourages a sense of awe about the complexity of natural systems as it redefines the words spirit and spirituality by redirecting the reader from the realms of the sectarian, religious, or mystical toward a nature-based meaning. This perspective encompasses the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and economic well-being of people and communities, emphasizing the sameness of humans and land, and it lays the groundwork for an understanding of, and a need for an expanded land management ethic.

Mediating Across Difference

Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution
Author: Morgan Brigg,Roland Bleiker
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: History
Page: 284
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Mediating Across Difference is based on a fundamental premise: to deal adequately with conflict--and particularly with conflict stemming from cultural and other differences--requires genuine openness to different cultural practices and dialogue between different ways of knowing and being. Equally essential is a shift away from understanding cultural difference as an inevitable source of conflict, and the development of a more critical attitude toward previously under-examined Western assumptions about conflict and its resolution. To address the ensuing challenges, this book introduces and explores some of the rich insights into conflict resolution emanating from Asia and Oceania. Although often overlooked, these local traditions offer a range of useful ways of thinking about and dealing with difference and conflict in a globalizing world. To bring these traditions into exchange with mainstream Western conflict resolution, the editors present the results of collaborative work between experienced scholars and culturally knowledgeable practitioners from numerous parts of Asia and Oceania. The result is a series of interventions that challenge conventional Western notions of conflict resolution and provide academics, policy makers, diplomats, mediators, and local conflict workers with new possibilities to approach, prevent, and resolve conflict. Contributors: Roland Bleiker; Volker Boege; Morgan Brigg; Stephen Chan; Frans de Jalong, Sr.; Lorraine Garasu; Mary Graham; Hoang Young-ju; Carwyn Jones; Joy Kere; Debra McDougall; Norifumi Namatame; Chengxin Pan; Oliver Richmond; Deborah Bird Rose; Muhadi Sugiono; Tarja V�yrynen; Polly O. Walker; Jacqueline Wasilewski.

Die Aranda- Und Loritja-Stamme in Zentral-Australien

Author: Carl Strehlow
Publisher: Reprint Publishing
ISBN: 9783959401937
Page: 136
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Vollstandiger, digital restaurierter Reprint (Faksimile) der Originalausgabe von 1907 mit exzellenter Auflosung und hervorragender Lesbarkeit. Veroffentlichungen aus dem Stadtischen Volker-Museum Frankfurt am Main. Bearbeitet von Moritz Freiherr von Leonhardi. Mit 9 Fotografien und 8 Tafeln mit Beschreibung (4 der 8 Tafeln bestehen aus Zeichnungen). Zur besseren Lesbarkeit wurde das Original-Layout um 60 % vergrossert."

At the Risk of Being Heard

Identity, Indigenous Rights, and Postcolonial States
Author: Bartholomew Dean
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 355
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An analysis of indigenous rights and the challenges confronting indigenous peoples in the twenty-first century

The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape

Shaping Your Landscape
Author: Robert Layton,Peter Ucko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134828349
Category: Social Science
Page: 528
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The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape contributes to the development of theory in archaeology and anthropology, provides new and varied case studies of landscape and environment from five continents, and raises important policy issues concerning development and the management of heritage.

Art from the land

dialogues with the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Australian Aboriginal art
Author: University of Virginia
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Category: Art
Page: 266
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The art of Aboriginal Australia gives tangible expression to a particular way of being in the land. The Kluge-Ruhe Collection, now held by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, is one of the largest and best-documented collections of Australian Aboriginal art outside Australia. Art from the Land focuses on the desert region and Arnhem Land, drawing on the many fine works in the collection and on the authors' detailed knowledge of the artists and their communities to illustrate the unique and complex nature of Australian Aboriginal artistic expression.

Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond

Author: Y. Musharbash,G. Presterudstuen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137448652
Category: Social Science
Page: 228
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Offering a dialogue between anthropology and literature, culture, and media, this book presents fine-grained ethnographic vignettes of monsters dwelling in the contemporary world. These monsters hail from Aboriginal Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and Europe, and their presence is inextricably intertwined with the lives of those they haunt.