By Samantha Hurn
Cryptozoology is better understood because the research of animals which, within the eyes of Western technology, are extinct, unclassified or unrecognised. as a result, and partly due to its selective tools and absence of epistemological rigour, cryptozoology is frequently brushed off as a pseudo-science. although, there's a starting to be reputation that social technological know-how can reap the benefits of enticing with it, for as as social scientists are rather well acutely aware, ’scientific’ categorisation and rationalization represents only one of a myriad of structures utilized by people to allow them to categorise and make experience of the realm round them. in lots of cultural contexts, fantasy, folks category and lived event problem the ’truth’ expounded by means of scientists. With a reflexive, anthropological strategy and drawing on wealthy empirical and ethnographic reviews from all over the world, this quantity engages with the theoretical and methodological matters raised by way of said sightings of unrecognised animals. Bringing into sharp concentration the anthropological worth and demanding situations for method posed via ideals approximately unclassified creatures, Anthropology and Cryptozoology: Exploring encounters with mysterious creatures may be of curiosity to anthropologists, sociologists and geographers operating within the fields of analysis equipment, anthrozoology, mythology and folklore and human-animal interaction.
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