Living and working with giants

Nicolas LAINÉ

Published on 26 November 2020

This book proposes a multispecies ethnography of human-elephant working relationships in Northeast India, in the local context of the Khamti population. Based on an extended research fieldwork, it analyses not only people’s action but also animal involvement in ­establishing and maintaining trusting relationships at the workplace. Thanks to Nicolas Lainé rich descriptions, the reader can follow the capture of a juvenile forest elephant, and understand its ­transformation into a village elephant as a reciprocal process..., MORE