https://trace.journal.fi/issue/feed TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies 2019-09-21T09:42:44+03:00 Otto Latva olatva@abo.fi Open Journal Systems <p><em>Trace — Journal for Human-Animal Studies</em> is a peer-reviewed,&nbsp;fully open access online journal that&nbsp;provides a forum for research and discussion of human-animal relations from social and cultural perspectives.&nbsp;The journal&nbsp;publishes original research articles, lectiones praecursoriae, and conference reports, as well as reviews on books, art exhibitions, films, and other media. <em>Trace </em>accepts submissions in English, Finnish and Swedish.</p> https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/85184 Editorial: (Un)Common Worlds Special Issue 2019-09-18T22:58:59+03:00 Outi Ratamäki outi.ratamaki@uef.fi Otto Latva onilat@utu.fi 2019-09-17T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/78122 Interspecies Pedagogy: What Could a Horse Teach Me About Teaching? 2019-09-21T09:42:44+03:00 Biljana Culibrk Fredriksen Biljana.C.Fredriksen@usn.no <p>This article explores experiential learning through a more-than-human perspective. It builds on my earlier study of young children’s experiential learning, which revealed the biological predispositions or”embodied capacities” that young children have to learn from experience. In this current investigation, I identify some characteristics of a horse’s experiential learning and maintain that understanding these experiences is relevant for teaching beyond human perspectives. I also seek to understand how a teacher can motivate experiential learning. The article presents an ethnographic case study of myself and my horse Zvekki. Zvekki’s sophisticated predispositions for experiential learning have become visible over the years I have been pursuing a relationship of mutual trust between us. Daily interactions with Zvekki have challenged my communicative and other skills to the full and facilitated conditions for both her and my own experiential learning. The joint learning has also been a process of gaining more respect for the horse and gradually moving away from the anthropocentric position where, I realise retrospectively, I started from. What my horse taught me is relevant for teaching different subjects within teacher education programmes because every learning process and form of teaching is an experience in itself. The article focuses on the qualities of learning experiences and skills that are required from teachers who genuinely want to understand learning processes of their students and seek to provide conditions for holistic forms of learning.</p> 2019-09-17T09:39:28+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/78053 Unfamiliar Familiars: On Non-human Alienation 2019-09-21T09:42:18+03:00 Toni Johannes Koivulahti toni.koivulahti@helsinki.fi <p>The article focuses on Karl Marx’s notion of alienation and its application to questions of ecology. By contrasting this notion with its existential critique made by Paul Tillich, as well as to Rob Nixon’s concept of slow violence, I demonstrate how the notion of alienation can be applied to non-human species as well. I will first describe the structure of alienation by examining the theory that Marx provided originally in the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844; by relating alienation to slow violence, I will then show how alienation can be applied to various environmental and non-human spheres. Reflecting on this through Paul Tillich’s critique of Marx’s theory of alienation will enable me to consider the possibility of using theology to traverse teleology. By using Tillich’s nonteleological conception of theology, I will reconsider the idea of alienation from a standpoint which takes the existential condition of both humanity and non-humanity into deliberation. Finally, I will briefly bring Tillich and Marx into dialogue with contemporary thinkers, who have recently examined similar questions. This shows how the application of the theory of alienation allows us to re-examine various current dilemmas of inter-species encounters.</p> 2019-09-17T10:03:06+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/80172 Pigeon-Human Negotiations through Practice 2019-09-21T09:41:52+03:00 Dawn M Gaietto dawn@dmgaietto.com <p>This is an exploration of the (un)common worlds of the pigeon and the human in London, through the lens of anthrodecentric art and the installation of a pigeon loft. To engage with this encounter is look, see, and be with another. Human-pigeon ties of relation are long-standing, as from 10,000 years ago the pigeon has lived cooperatively with the human species. More recently, the pigeon was the starting point of contemporary mail systems and messenger pigeons were active serving members of the armed forces in World War II, ablpie to carry out missions when humans were unfit and incapable. Given developments in mechanical and digital technologies, the pigeon has been deprived of its use-value as technology. The project Pigeon-Human Negotiations presents a diagrammatic model that affords the pigeon a use-value in contemporary London – their scavenging behaviours are recognised for their utility as a bio-recycling system. Here I present this arts practice-led research project under three lenses of analysis: the space of function, the space of re-presentation, and the sphere of translation. Herein lies the intersection of pigeon/art/human, within the bio-recycling capacities of the pigeon, the functions of art as re-purposer and subsequently assigner of value, the human can consume this art work predicated on the active presence of the non-human, and their agency through the artwork, which allows the rubbish produced by the human to be bio-recycled into the realm of value.</p> 2019-09-17T10:09:28+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/77853 Mapping (Un)Common Space of Ethical Gradualism in the Era of the Anthropocene 2019-09-21T09:41:27+03:00 Silviya Serafimova silvija_serafimova@yahoo.com <p>One of the main objectives of this article is to clarify how – taking into account that mapping (un)common worlds into one (un)common space is not an axiologically neutral process – one can avoid the pitfalls of thinking by adopting “either or” thinking modes, i.e. one can avoid choosing either radical anthropocentrism or radical eco-centrism as a starting point when mapping space in the era of the Anthropocene. In this context, I raise a hypothesis that such a methodological shift is possible if one succeeds, by developing some moral capacities, in applying the principle of ethical gradualism into an interspecies context.</p> 2019-09-17T10:14:14+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/75837 When Animals Speak: Kant, Enlightenment Philosophy and the Silence of Animals 2019-09-17T10:48:43+03:00 Ruben Hordijk rubenhordijk@hotmail.com 2019-09-17T10:22:02+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/77317 Embedding posthumanism in higher education 2019-09-17T10:48:43+03:00 Taru Konst taru.konst@turkuamk.fi 2019-04-17T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/82729 Honeybees and Animal Narratives (Overview of the (Un)Common Worlds Art Programme) 2019-09-17T10:48:43+03:00 Vilma Mättö vilma.m.matto@utu.fi 2019-09-17T10:27:45+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/80189 Villi kesytys – kesy villiys (Swanson, Lien & Ween: Domestication Gone Wild. Politics and Practices of Multispecies Relations) 2019-09-17T10:48:49+03:00 Nina Viktoria Nygren nina.nygren@tuni.fi 2019-04-17T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/79602 Tottelevaisuuden loppu (Włodarczyk: Genealogy of Obedience. Reading North American Dog Training Literature 1850s–2000s) 2019-09-17T10:48:49+03:00 Nora Schuurman nora.schuurman@utu.fi 2019-04-17T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/79587 Melankoliset valaat (Huggan: Colonialism, Culture, Whales. The Cetacean Quartet) 2019-09-17T10:48:50+03:00 Eeva Kuikka eeva.kuikka@tuni.fi 2019-04-17T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/75039 Spanish American Literary History Reconsidered (DeVries: Creature Discomfort. Fauna-criticism, Ethics and the Representation of Animals in Spanish American Fiction and Poetry) 2019-09-17T10:48:50+03:00 Mariia Emilia Niskavaara mariia.niskavaara@gmail.com 2019-04-17T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/77651 Eläimet päämäärinä sinänsä – nykykantilainen näkökulma (Korsgaard: Fellow Creatures. Our Obligations to the Other Animals) 2019-09-17T10:48:50+03:00 Markku Oksanen markku.oksanen@uef.fi 2019-04-17T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/53157 Anekdootteja tehotuotannosta (Lymbery & Oakeshott: Farmageddon – halvan lihan todellinen hinta) 2019-09-17T10:48:50+03:00 Annika Lonkila annika.lonkila@uef.fi 2019-04-17T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c)