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Narodna umjetnost : Croatian journal of ethnology and folklore research, Vol.52 No.1 June 2015. -

The author notes that new, more complex researches of connections between animals, nature and connections to humans are needed in Slovenian and European folklore, literature and cultural studies, due to new ecological and ethical findings in the wider social and cultural environment and a changing order of the world, which has moved the focus from anthropocentrism into ecocentrism. The discussion builds upon various theoretical discourses, new concepts and multidisciplinary knowledge, to create the foundations, guidelines and directions for a new academic discipline of zoofolkloristics. Furthermore, new theoretical and analytical discourses should enable zoofolkloristics to provide an insight into changes in human attitudes to animals, in both folklore and within traditional and contemporary ritual practices, or their redefinition, and at the same time exert influence upon legal safety of non-human subjectivities.

zoofolklore; zoofolkloristics; animals in folklore and literature; anthropocentrism; ecocentrism; critical animal studies

Author: Marjetka Golež Kaučič - ; Institute of Ethnomusicology ZRC SAZU

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/


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