Issue II/2021 - The hunters and the hunted

The hunters and the hunted (Issue II/2021)




Books

The end of the uprising

By Amira El Ahl

Ten years ago, the world watched the Arab Spring with bated breath. In his new book, journalist Jörg Armbruster chronicles what is left of the revolution.

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The end of the uprising

By Amira El Ahl

Ten years ago, the world watched the Arab Spring with bated breath. In his new book, journalist Jörg Armbruster chronicles what is left of the revolution.

more


The end of the uprising

By Amira El Ahl

Ten years ago, the world watched the Arab Spring with bated breath. In his new book, journalist Jörg Armbruster chronicles what is left of the revolution.

more


The end of the uprising

By Amira El Ahl

Ten years ago, the world watched the Arab Spring with bated breath. In his new book, journalist Jörg Armbruster chronicles what is left of the revolution.

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Editorial

“Are we above them or are we like them?”

by Jenny Friedrich-Freksa

Our editor-in-chief takes a look at the current issue.

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Cultural spots

The Thar Desert in Rajasthan

by Maximilian Mann

About the deeply rooted tradition of nature conservation among the Bishnoi in the middle of the Indian desert.

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What's different elsewhere

The saiga antelope

By Elena Bykowa, Olya Esipowa

About a special animal from Uzbekistan

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Short-lived art

by Francisco Méndez

About a special Easter tradition in Antigua.

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How I became me

In a strong voice

By Auma Obama

Auma Obama is a German scholar, sociologist, author - and Barack Obama's sister. She doesn't like to discuss her famous brother, preferring to talk about her life and her work between Germany and Kenya.

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A house in ...

A house in Auckland

By Todd Henry

A little piece of home away from home

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Topic: Humans and animals

“Humans think that animals are slaves to their emotions”

In conversation with Frans de Waal

Behavioural scientist Frans de Waal talks about emotional animals and how we humans have become alienated from nature. A conversation.

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Meat on legs

By Corine Pelluchon

The mass production of animals inoculates us to their suffering. Our insensitivity is coming back to haunt us.

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“We are bringing species too close to one another”

In conversation with Donal Bisanzio

Zoonotic diseases are pathogens transmitted between humans and animals. How can they be kept under control? A conversation with the epidemiologist Donal Bisanzio.

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Evil cats and egg-laying roosters

By Douglas O. Linder

How our relationship to the animal world has shaped us humans. A cultural history.

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Moving towards spring

By Francesca Buoninconti

Whales, turtles, migratory birds: many animals migrate around the world every year but their ancient routes are increasingly at risk.

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Not without my sheep

By Ajsalkyn Jessenbajewa, Asel Shabdanova

Every summer is spent with her animals in the mountains: The life of a shepherdess in Kyrgyzstan.

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On deer mountain

By Luis Montesinos Césped

How do you study an almost unknown species of deer? And how can it be protected? A park ranger from Chile reports.

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Topic: Humans and animals

“Uganda produces 2.4 billion litres of of milk a year”

In conversation with Paul Ssuna

The vet Paul Ssuna explains why booming agriculture in his homeland has encouraged factory farming and how it impacts animal welfare. A conversation.

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“I talk to them like with a baby”

In conversation with T.C. Boyle

The writer T.C. Boyle explains why he writes about animals and how he communicates with them. An interview.

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Hugging horses

By Sean Riley

Many US soldiers suffer severe trauma during wars. Undergoing therapy with horses helps them return to their everyday lives. A veteran explains.

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Sweet pandas and rats with wings

By Jane C. Desmond

How our culture colours our relationship to animals.

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The bat - El murciélago

By Claribel Alegría

A poem from Nicaragua.

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World report

Far from the front

By Noémi Kiss

For years the remote villages in the Caucasus have served as recruiting grounds for militias fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. Notes from a journey through the Azerbaijani hinterlands.

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In practice

A hotel for women writers

By Leonie Düngefeld

The German-French collective “Réseau des Autrices” offers female authors a virtual home for their ideas - and a space for political debate.

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I think that ...

We think that graffiti should be legalised

Commented by Katya Assaf, Tim Schnetgöke

A lawyer and a photographer explain why we should not let the ability to shape public space be taken out of our hands.

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Books

The end of the uprising

By Amira El Ahl

Ten years ago, the world watched the Arab Spring with bated breath. In his new book, journalist Jörg Armbruster chronicles what is left of the revolution.

more


Second-class people

By Sabine Scholl

In her novel, author Cho Nam-Joo tells of a South Korean woman who is caught between tradition and hypermodernity.

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