Ilana Gershon is a professor of anthropology at Indiana University. She is the author of A World of Work, Down and Out in the New Economy, No Family is an Island, and The Breakup 2.0. Natalie Porter is an assistant professor in the department of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame.
Porter and Gershon deftly position this collection in a long-running tradition of reflection on ethnographic fieldwork that will make it recognizable to academics who've yet to be drawn into multispecies research but are curious what all the fuss is about. Living with Animals makes a significant contribution to the field by providing much-needed guidance on how to pursue such lines of inquiry, while also advancing the species turn in a variety of intriguing directions. -- John Hartigan, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, and author of <I>Care of the Species: Cultivating Biodiversity in Mexico and Spain</I> Contributors to this collection explore the tensions, joys and contradictions of becoming human with other animals. While a range of styles enliven this volume and make it a pleasure to read, the authors' commitments to unsettling assumptions about species difference will keep you thinking for years to come. -- Laura Ogden, author of <I>Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades</I>