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By Samantha Hurn

Cryptozoology is healthier understood because the research of animals which, within the eyes of Western technology, are extinct, unclassified or unrecognised. as a result, and partly as a result of its selective tools and shortage of epistemological rigour, cryptozoology is usually brushed aside as a pseudo-science. although, there's a starting to be reputation that social technology can take advantage of attractive with it, for as as social scientists are rather well acutely aware, ’scientific’ categorisation and clarification represents only one of a myriad of platforms utilized by people to let them to categorise and make feel of the area round them. in lots of cultural contexts, fable, folks category and lived adventure problem the ’truth’ expounded through scientists. With a reflexive, anthropological procedure and drawing on wealthy empirical and ethnographic stories from around the globe, this quantity engages with the theoretical and methodological concerns raised through said sightings of unrecognised animals. Bringing into sharp concentration the anthropological worth and demanding situations for method posed via ideals approximately unclassified creatures, Anthropology and Cryptozoology: Exploring encounters with mysterious creatures could be of curiosity to anthropologists, sociologists and geographers operating within the fields of analysis equipment, anthrozoology, mythology and folklore and human-animal interaction.

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