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Badger (Reaktion Animal Series)
Fierce, menacing, and mysterious, badgers have fascinated humans as living animals, abstract symbols, or commercial resources for thousands of years—often to their detriment. With their reputation for determined self-defense, they have been brutalized by hunters and sportsmen, while their association with the mythic underworld has made them idealized symbols of earth-based ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 15th 2015 by Reaktion Books
(first published October 15th 2014)
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Oct 04, 2016 CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian rated it really liked it
"Badgers are an ancient people, older in the forms they possess than we are. ... May we have wisdom, humility, and courage enough to honour our shared kinship as more than mere words, but as true understanding that transforms our lived relationships--for them, for us, and for the rest of the other-than-human world."
I love Reaktion's Animal series. The mixture of natural history and cultural history of the animal each volume focuses on makes the series a pleasure to read. If I spot one in the shops not already in my collection I will generally buy it without further thought.
Daniel Heath Justice is a U.S.-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History (2006) (University of Minnesota Press) as well as an Indigenous fantasy trilogy, The Way of Thorn & Thunder--Kynship (2005), Wyrwood (2006), and Dreyd (2007)--all published by Kegedonce Press. He teaches Aboriginal literatures at the ...moreMore about Daniel Heath Justice...
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