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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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Animals as Persons

Animals as Persons

(p.89) Chapter 5: Animals as Persons
Soul Hunters

Rane Willerslev

University of California Press

This chapter suggests a possible grounding in the mimetic encounter between hunter and prey, and also suggests how people are able to understand animal personhood, which opposes both anthropological and biological models. It identifies the differences between humans and animals, the connection between hunting and sex, and mimetic empathy and perspectivism.

Keywords:   animal personhood, mimetic encounter, hunter, prey, anthropological models, biological models, mimetic empathy, perspectivism

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