Panel Two :
Wild Perspectives, Wild Affects,
At the fringe of forest and field, interactions between human and elephant communities can be highly charged, affective exchanges shaped by historical, cultural, and political factors. Stress and fear can often grip both sides and drive these relations in problematic directions. These presentations are attuned to how these two emotional and social animals think and perceive each other, exploring ways of conceptualising the cross-species flow of affect and methods for reconfiguring the wild human-elephant relation.
The panel will be chaired by Paul Keil, from the Department of Ecological Anthropology, Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences.