play_arrow

iROAR member

S3E7: Multispecies Commons with Marcus Baynes-Rock

Claudia Hirtenfelder 6 July 2021 7 1


Background
share close

Claudia talks to Marcus Baynes-Rock about his work with urban hyenas in Harar, Ethiopia. They discuss how these animals navigate the urban and then delve into the concept of ‘multispecies commons’. In many ways, they workshop the concept in the episode trying to unpack how it is useful as both a theoretical and methodological tool. 

 

Date recorded: 5 April 2021

 

Marcus Baynes-Rock is an anthropologist who studies the interfaces between humans and animals. His book Among the Bone Eaters tracks his experiences following urban hyenas in the town of Harar, in Ethiopia. More recently he has written about the new wave of animal domestication and what is can teach us about the destruction of the world’s ecological systems. Connect with Marcus via his blog (https://amonganimals.wordpress.com/) or on Twitter (@MBaynesRock). 

 

Claudia (Towne) Hirtenfelder is the founder and host of The Animal Turn. She is a PhD Candidate in Geography and Planning at Queen’s University and is currently undertaking her own research project looking at the geographical and historical relationships between animals (specifically cows) and cities. Contact Claudia via email ([email protected]) or follow her on Twitter (@ClaudiaFTowne).

 

Featured:  Life and death in the multispecies commons; Among the Bone Eaters: Encounters with Hyenas in Harar; and Crocodile Undone: The Domestication of Australia’s Fauna by Marcus Baynes-Rock; The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game by Paul Shepard. 

 

The Animal Turn is part of the  iROAR, an Animals Podcasting Network and can also be found on A.P.P.L.E, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Tags: Animals, Hyena, Harar, Ethiopia, Territory, Multispecies Commons, Animal Studies Methodology, Urban Political Economy,  Marcus Baynes-Rock, Season 3, The Animal Turn 

 

Thank you to Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Ethics (A.P.P.L.E) for sponsoring this podcast, Gordon Clarke (Instagram: @_con_sol_) for the bed music, and Jeremy John (Website) for the logo. 

Join PhD Candidate Claudia Hirtenfelder as she learns about important concepts in Animal Studies. Season 1 focuses on Animals and the Law.

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Android | RSS

Previous episode
The Animal Turn
play_arrow
share playlist_add
close
  • 5

iROAR member

S3E6: Informality with Yamini Narayanan

Claudia Hirtenfelder 23 June 2021

Claudia talks to Yamini Narayanan about the concept of informality and how it can be used to unpack, complicate and understand urban-animal relations. With a focus on urban-cow entanglements, they discuss how informality is related to urban infrastructure and mobilities …continue

Read more trending_flat

Proudly brought to you by: Claudia Hirtenfelder 23 June 2021

The Animal Turn
play_arrow
share playlist_add
close
  • 5

iROAR member

S3E8: Urban Animal History with Philip Howell

Claudia Hirtenfelder 22 July 2021

In this episode Claudia speaks to Philip Howell about urban animal history. Together they discuss the significance of geography in prying apart the many histories of animals, how attention to animal stories gives one a better appreciation for ‘the urban’ …continue

Read more trending_flat

Proudly brought to you by: Claudia Hirtenfelder 22 July 2021

The Animal Turn
play_arrow
share playlist_add
close
  • 5

iROAR member

S3E6: Informality with Yamini Narayanan

Claudia Hirtenfelder 23 June 2021

Claudia talks to Yamini Narayanan about the concept of informality and how it can be used to unpack, complicate and understand urban-animal relations. With a focus on urban-cow entanglements, they discuss how informality is related to urban infrastructure and mobilities …continue

Read more trending_flat

Proudly brought to you by: Claudia Hirtenfelder 23 June 2021