04/11/2011 11:48 | Ester Ehnsmyr

American journalist blogs about Zoo-ethnographies

After attending the Zoo-ethnographies conference last week, independent journalist and artist Fabien Tepper gives her view on zoo-ethnography. What does it really mean?

"Zooethnographic research does not assume that animals are quietly manipulating our relationships (though cat guardians might be willing to go that far), but simply that they are active participants–not passive instruments–in their interactions with humans.  And as active participants, their bodies, movements, feelings, and ways of understanding the world all help to co-create the “more-than-human” cultures they live in with us.", Fabien Tepper writes in her blog Sentient Cincinnati - Independent news on the human-animal community.

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