Trans-species perspectives on African Studies
In the last couple of decades an ‘animal turn’ has taken place in the social sciences. This has led to a call to study social issues by including non-human animal perspectives. This Collaborative Research Group thinks it's high time that African Studies joins the chorus of minds that try to contribute to these multilayered and multifaceted debates.
- Harry Wels
The CRG discusses what trans-species perspectives on African Studies could entail and how these perspectives would contribute to our understanding of socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-political realities in African Studies, where the non-human animal is an unavoidable presence, physically, metaphorically, ideologically, spiritually and even in its silence and invisibility.