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The Resource Being salmon, being human : encountering the wild in us and us in the wild, Martin Lee Mueller

Being salmon, being human : encountering the wild in us and us in the wild, Martin Lee Mueller

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Being salmon, being human : encountering the wild in us and us in the wild
Title
Being salmon, being human
Title remainder
encountering the wild in us and us in the wild
Statement of responsibility
Martin Lee Mueller
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the pages of Being Salmon, Being Human, Martin Lee Mueller confronts Western culture's tragic alienation from nature by focusing on the relationship between people and salmon--weaving together key narratives about the Norwegian salmon industry as well as wild salmon in indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest. Mueller uses this lens to articulate a critique of human exceptionalism, challenging the four-century-old notion that other animals are nothing but complicated machines without rich inner lives and that Earth is a passive backdrop to human experience. Being fully human, he argues, means experiencing the intersection of our horizon of understanding with that of other animals. Salmon are the test case for this. Mueller experiments, in evocative narrative passages, with imagining the world as a salmon might see it and considering how this enriches our understanding of humanity in the process. Being Salmon, Being Human rewards readers with insightful interpretations of major philosophers--Descartes, Heidegger, Abram, and many more--and reflections on the human-Earth relationship, heralding a new "Copernican revolution" in the fields of biology, ecology, and philosophy"--Jacket flap
Summary
Being Salmon, Being Human examines Western culture’s tragic alienation from nature by focusing on the relationship between people and salmon—weaving together key narratives about the Norwegian salmon industry as well as wild salmon in indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest. Mueller uses this lens to articulate a comprehensive critique of human exceptionalism, directly challenging the four-hundred-year-old notion that other animals are nothing but complicated machines without rich inner lives and that Earth is a passive backdrop to human experience. Being fully human, he argues, means experiencing the intersection of our horizon of understanding with that of other animals
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10603478
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DLC
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Mueller, Martin Lee
Dewey number
128
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Human beings
  • Storytelling
  • Ecology
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Human ecology
  • Ecology
  • Human beings
  • Human ecology
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Storytelling
  • NATURE / Animals / Fish
  • NATURE / Ecology
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Fisheries & Aquaculture
Target audience
adult
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encountering the wild in us and us in the wild
Label
Being salmon, being human : encountering the wild in us and us in the wild, Martin Lee Mueller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Storytelling animal -- Hidden salmon -- Exploited captives -- Keystone -- The sea in our veins -- Being human -- This animate waterworld -- Being salmon -- The earth ever struggles to be heard -- Salmon boy -- In the shadow of the standing reserve -- The salmon fairytale -- Drawn inside geostory -- The story of the smolts
Control code
ocn985073408
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781603587457
Lccn
2017023754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985073408
Label
Being salmon, being human : encountering the wild in us and us in the wild, Martin Lee Mueller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Storytelling animal -- Hidden salmon -- Exploited captives -- Keystone -- The sea in our veins -- Being human -- This animate waterworld -- Being salmon -- The earth ever struggles to be heard -- Salmon boy -- In the shadow of the standing reserve -- The salmon fairytale -- Drawn inside geostory -- The story of the smolts
Control code
ocn985073408
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781603587457
Lccn
2017023754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985073408

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