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Research project

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.

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