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Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme's Pigs and Persons in the Philippines: Human-Animal PDF

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By Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme

The Ifugao of Northern Luzon, the Philippines, are recognized for his or her large process of irrigated rice terraces, and former anthropological debts of the Ifugao have under pressure their vast significance for social lifestyles. This e-book makes an attempt to "go opposed to the grain" and process Ifugao society via a frequently disregarded aspect, specifically their pigs. via a close ethnographic description of Ifugao cultural practices concerning kinship, animism, status, and dying, Pigs and individuals within the Philippines shows how pigs are occupied with the structure and re-constitution of family members among people and among people and spirits.
Remme attracts upon theories of relationality, performativity, and assemblages to argue that the trade and intake of pig meat have the ontological influence of enacting people. He additionally exhibits how pigs are the best technique of accomplishing family members with spirits and argues additional that status will be understood as a heterogeneous assemblage of kin of which pigs play a relevant function. whereas pigs are therefore constitutively desirous about the enactment of individuals, Remme additionally indicates how they're operative within the re-constitution of kin that happens at dying.
In documenting those practices, Remme argues for a relational realizing of personhood that is going past inter-human relatives and comprises family members with nonhuman beings, together with spirits, and animals.

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