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pdf 2007 Gift in the Animal - Paul Nadasdy Popular

In this article, the author argues that our refusal to consider aboriginal accounts of hunting as perhaps literally as well as metaphorically valid has both contributed to the marginalization of aboriginal peoples and foreclosed important avenues of inquiry into hunting societies and the nature of human–animal relations. The author focuses on human–animal relations as a form of reciprocal exchange and argues that the development of a theoretical framework that can accommodate northern hunters’ ontological assumptions is warranted theoretically as well as politically.