“They Feed Here and Live There”

Borderwork with Wildlife in Slovenia’s North-East Corner

  • Miha Kozorog ZRC SAZU, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, Novi trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Keywords: wildlife, international border, borderwork, farming, hunting, multispecies ethnography, anthropology of borders, actor-network theory, Goričko (Slovenia), Szlovén Rába-vidék (Hungary)


This paper explores how wildlife’s purposeful migrations across the Hungarian-Slovenian border engenders relations between nonhumans and humans and stimulates people’s borderwork activities. Following a lead from Stef Jansen’s argument about the incompatibility of symmetrical and asymmetrical treatment of humans and nonhumans, the author performs a two-step analysis of animals’ involvement in borderwork.


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How to Cite
Kozorog M. “They Feed Here and Live There”: Borderwork with Wildlife in Slovenia’s North-East Corner. Traditiones [Internet]. 2019Dec.19 [cited 2022Jan.25];48(1):191-1. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/traditiones/article/view/7926