Trans-species perspectives on African Studies

In the last couple of decades an ‘animal turn’ has taken place in the social sciences. There is good reason for this: Scientific evidence now abundantly and convincingly shows that humans and animals only differ in degree and not in kind. As a result it has become evident that ‘the social’ (in the socialsciences), cannot be assumed to be uniquely human. It has led to a call to study and research social issues by including non-human animal perspectives. It is high time that African Studies joins the chorus of minds that try to contribute to these multilayered and multifaceted debates.

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Marja Spierenburg, Radboud University

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