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Soul HuntersHunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs$
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Rane Willerslev

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252165

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252165.001.0001

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Ideas of Species and Personhood

Ideas of Species and Personhood

(p.73) Chapter 4: Ideas of Species and Personhood
Soul Hunters

Rane Willerslev

University of California Press

This chapter reviews the issue of human–animal relations. It describes the Yukaghir ideas about species and personhood, and states that they can be ascribed to “perspectival ontology,” whereby all creatures (humans and nonhumans) see themselves as humans, and everyone else as prey and predators.

Keywords:   human–animal relations, species, personhood, perspectival ontology, prey, predators

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