Guided by a Lizard: Respectful Organizing and Symmetric Reciprocity with Totem Animals

Karl-Erik Sveiby, Tex Skuthorpe

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This chapter invites the reader to experience and hear the voices of the prehistorical community of the Australian Nhunggabarra First People made alive by their Law stories interpreted by their custodian, Tex Skuthorpe. These Law stories give a unique insight into how precolonial humanity organized respectful relationships with animals. The chapter highlights several of the Nhunggabarra’s organizational solutions and practices, among them the innovative organizing of ‘farms without fences’ as well as a gendered organizing approach that gave women more power over the intergenerational long-term survival of the people than the men. The choice of relational constructivism as epistemology resonates with the experience of the first author and the Law stories, which explicitly describe activities, inter actions, and power relations.
Titel på värdpublikationThe Oxford Handbook of Animal Organization Studies
RedaktörerLinda Tallberg, Lindsay Hamilton
UtgivningsortNew York
FörlagOxford University Press
ISBN (tryckt)978-0-19-284818-5
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-0-19-194348-5
StatusPublicerad - 2023
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annat samlingsverk


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