Chapter 5. Transpecies Narrative: Strange and Shifty Beasts
Jay Johnston [+]
University of Sydney
Developing the analysis of 'shamanism' and material culture and extending the analysis of 'troublesome' objects, this chapter presents an interpretation of narratives (written and visual) that feature transpecies beings. These figures challenge ontological, epistemological and conceptual boundaries. The scholarly productivity of such 'messy' figures is identified and then exemplified as the foundation for a methodology of enquiry.