Matei Candea: “Active objects, objective action: On behaviour as an ethnographic and analytical category.”


This paper revisits the ANT call to extend the notion of activity to non-humans, by reading it alongside behavioural biologists’ changing understandings of ‘behaviour’ as a placeholder for activity seen from the outside. It takes as its case study the ways in which humans and nonhumans are articulated in the production of behavioural data at a long-term behavioural ecology field site. Two questions are asked in parallel: how does behaviour emerge as both a scientific object and a scientific tool? What might be the power and limits of seeking to retool ‘behaviour’ as an anthropological analytic?

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