TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies https://trace.journal.fi/ <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> Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies (YKES ry) en-US TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies 2343-0591 <p>When sending a manuscript the author(s) accept <a href="https://trace.journal.fi/contract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the digital publishing contract</a> (please open the link and read it!). The publishing contract covers the publication of the manuscript on the digital versions of the <em>Trace</em> journal according to the Open Access principles and the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license<strong>&nbsp;</strong>[<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>].&nbsp; The conditions allow anyone to copy and distribute the work for free in any medium and form, changed or unchanged provided that appropriate credit to author(s) is given, a link provided to the license, and any changes are indicated. Information on copyright issues in Finland is given by <a href="https://www.kopiosto.fi/kopiosto/en_GB/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kopiosto</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Trace</em> is a scientific journal that doesn't pursue economic gain. Instead, the purpose of the publishing contract is to acknowledge the moral rights of the author(s) to their work and make possible the distribution of results of scientific research in the <em>Trace</em> journal in print as well as in digital form.&nbsp;</p> <p>The license concerning the metadata of published articles is Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).</p> <p class="P6_borderEnd">More information about open science in Finland:</p> <p class="P7"><a href="https://openscience.fi/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://openscience.fi/</a></p> <p><a href="https://libraryguides.helsinki.fi/oa/eng" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://libraryguides.helsinki.fi/oa/eng</a></p> Editorial: (Un)Common Worlds Special Issue https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/85184 Outi Ratamäki Otto Latva Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies 2019-09-17 2019-09-17 5 2 3 Interspecies Pedagogy: What Could a Horse Teach Me About Teaching? https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/78122 <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> Biljana Culibrk Fredriksen Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies 2019-09-17 2019-09-17 5 4 30 10.23984/fjhas.78122 Unfamiliar Familiars: On Non-human Alienation https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/78053 <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> Toni Johannes Koivulahti Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies 2019-09-17 2019-09-17 5 32 54 10.23984/fjhas.78053 Pigeon-Human Negotiations through Practice https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/80172 <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> Dawn M Gaietto Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies 2019-09-17 2019-09-17 5 56 80 10.23984/fjhas.80172 Mapping (Un)Common Space of Ethical Gradualism in the Era of the Anthropocene https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/77853 <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> Silviya Serafimova Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies 2019-09-17 2019-09-17 5 82 96 10.23984/fjhas.77853 When Animals Speak: Kant, Enlightenment Philosophy and the Silence of Animals https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/75837 Ruben Hordijk Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies 2019-09-17 2019-09-17 5 98 106 Embedding posthumanism in higher education https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/77317 Taru Konst Copyright (c) 2019-04-17 2019-04-17 5 108 115 Honeybees and Animal Narratives (Overview of the (Un)Common Worlds Art Programme) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/82729 Vilma Mättö Copyright (c) 2019 TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies 2019-09-17 2019-09-17 5 116 120 Villi kesytys – kesy villiys (Swanson, Lien & Ween: Domestication Gone Wild. Politics and Practices of Multispecies Relations) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/80189 Nina Viktoria Nygren Copyright (c) 2019-04-17 2019-04-17 5 122 125 Tottelevaisuuden loppu (Włodarczyk: Genealogy of Obedience. Reading North American Dog Training Literature 1850s–2000s) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/79602 Nora Schuurman Copyright (c) 2019-04-17 2019-04-17 5 126 128 Melankoliset valaat (Huggan: Colonialism, Culture, Whales. The Cetacean Quartet) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/79587 Eeva Kuikka Copyright (c) 2019-04-17 2019-04-17 5 130 133 Spanish American Literary History Reconsidered (DeVries: Creature Discomfort. Fauna-criticism, Ethics and the Representation of Animals in Spanish American Fiction and Poetry) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/75039 Mariia Emilia Niskavaara Copyright (c) 2019-04-17 2019-04-17 5 134 137 Eläimet päämäärinä sinänsä – nykykantilainen näkökulma (Korsgaard: Fellow Creatures. Our Obligations to the Other Animals) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/77651 Markku Oksanen Copyright (c) 2019-04-17 2019-04-17 5 138 148 Anekdootteja tehotuotannosta (Lymbery & Oakeshott: Farmageddon – halvan lihan todellinen hinta) https://trace.journal.fi/article/view/53157 Annika Lonkila Copyright (c) 2019-04-17 2019-04-17 5 150 152