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Anthropology and cryptozoology : researching encounters with mysterious creatures

Author: Samantha Hurn
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2017. ©2017
Series: Multispecies encounters.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Anthropology and cryptozoology.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
(DLC) 2016020583
(OCoLC)953982246
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samantha Hurn
ISBN: 9781409466765 1409466760 9781317180463 1317180461 9781317180456 1317180453 1315567296 9781315567297
OCLC Number: 962306117
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages).
Contents: 1. The place of cryptids in taxonomic debates / Stephanie S. Turner --
2. Cryptids, classification and categories of cats : an ethnozoological study of unidentified felids from eastern Indoneasia / Gregory Forth --
3. Cryptid and credulity : the Zanzibar leopard and other imaginary beings / Martin T. Walsh and Helle V. Goldman --
4. The Naga tiger-man and the modern assemblage of a myth / Michael Heneise --
5. Human predation and animal sociality : the transformational agency of 'wolf people' in Mongolia / Mette M. High --
6. Enigmatic bush dwarfs of West Africa : the case of the siyawesi of northwestern Benin / Sharon Merz --
7. Suspending disbelief and experienceing the extraordinary : how radical participation may facilitate an understanding of aquatic snakes and fish-tailed beings in southern Africa / Penelope Bernard --
8. Mermaids in Brazil : the (ongoing) creolisation of the water goddesses Oxum and Iemanjá / Bettina E. Schmidt --
9. Ganka : trickster or endangered species? An anthropologist's role in preventing the extinction of the New Jersey sea monster / Tanya J. King --
10. Far from the madding crowd : big cats on Dartmoor and in Dorset, UK / Adrian Franklin --
11. Land of beasts and dragons : contemporary myth-making in rural Wales / Samantha Hurn --
12. Digesting 'cryptid' snakes : a phenomenological approach to the mythic and cosmogenetic properties of serpent hallucinations / Luci Attalla.
Series Title: Multispecies encounters.
Responsibility: edited by Samantha Hurn.

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