REVIEW: 'What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? by Vinciane Despret

Helen Tiffin

Abstract


Vinciane Despret's What Would Animals Say if We Asked the Right Questions? (with its Foreword by Bruno Latour), offers an engaging and convincing empiricist challenge to accepted scientific beliefs about the ‘natural’ world, animals, and animal behaviours.

Keywords


animal studies; anthropomorphism, ethology, behaviourist studies, empirical studies, theory and philosophy, cultural ecology

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References


Despret, Vinciane. What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? Trans. Brett Buchanan. Foreword by Bruno Latour. Posthumanism series, Vol. 38. Minneapolis:

U. of Minnesota P., 2016. 280 pp.

'The Scientific Fables of an Empirical La Fontaine', Foreword by Bruno Latour in Vinciane Despret, Vinciane. What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? Trans. Brett Buchanan. Posthumanism series, Vol. 38. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota P., 2016. 280 pp.


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