This review weighs the importance of this human-animal sociality in Northern ethnographies through an examination of key concepts such as totemism, ideas of the entitlement, and domestication. It shows how classic, narratives of cultural evolution are linked to conservation discourse, while current theoretical conversations such as the 'ontological turn' are rooted in older idioms of liberal egalitarianism. Through using a broad comparative approach with literature from all parts of the circumpolar North, the review weights the effect of older metaphors on the discipline, and suggests that a focus on landscape sociality—or sentient ecology—would best represent northern situations and stories.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Annual Review of Anthropology|
|Early online date||19 Jul 2017|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2017|