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The flight of the self: Exploring more-than-humancompanionship in rural Pakistan

Kavesh, Muhammad


The construct of multispecies anthropology has helped explain some of the ways through which humans develop sensory and embodied connectedness with the more-than human. Yet there is a need to fully comprehend how such connectedness leads to the discovery of the inner self. Through an ethnographic study carried out with rural South Punjabi pigeon flyers in Pakistan between 2008 and 2018, this paper argues that companionship with pigeons allows people to generate a meaningful relationship with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: The Australian Journal of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1111/taja.12384


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