By Dougal Dixon
What unique creatures does the next day to come carry? Dougal Dixon's vintage paintings of speculative anthropology blends technology and delusion in a gorgeous zoology of the future.
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22 Gary Witherspoon insightfully notes that this kind of beauty is not ‘out there’ to be perceived by some passive viewer. 23 What matters is its making rather than its display. In sum, one can infer that growing corn, collecting pollen, and the never-ending pursuit of beauty more generally are essential in order to keep in shape. I suggest that these are key aspects of the speciﬁc effort required to be included within Humanity. Speech and language are central too. Over the centuries, Navajo people have remained stubbornly monolingual.
Among many other things, the Navajo have a penchant for cultivating corn. 19 Pollen is also something of an obsession. 20 In the vernacular, people refer to this blessed condition as hózhó, crudely translated as ‘beauty’. 21 Whether it is women weaving rugs or men making sand-paintings, one should always strive for beauty. More generally, ‘One is admonished to walk in beauty, speak in beauty, act in beauty, sing in beauty and live in beauty. 22 Gary Witherspoon insightfully notes that this kind of beauty is not ‘out there’ to be perceived by some passive viewer.
Much hinges on their commitment to a monogamous lifestyle and on their willingness to develop highly valued skills such as canoe crafting. In sum, a key feature of Humanity as shape is that it is simultaneously restricted and open. Much more can be said about Humanity, but I now wish to broaden the scope of the enquiry and will examine in how far that notion is useful beyond the particular ethnographic context discussed so far. COMPARING ANIMISTIC NOTIONS OF HUMANITY ACROSS THE WORLD We have just seen that the expression Humanity is actually a shortened form for saying that humans are ‘made’ or ‘fabricated’, an idea originally developed in 1979 by three Amazonia-specialists.