Of goats and bombs : how to live (and die) in an explosive landscape

  • Goats remain the most viable livestock in the warzone of South Lebanon because of their compatibility with wartime environments and ordnance. They can survive periods of scarcity during active war, occupations, or invasions by foraging for food and eating almost anything. Most crucially, goats are small and light and can graze in the borderland's many minefields without setting off the hidden explosives designed to kill humans, who are not as light-footed. In this essay, Munira Khayyat explores how an enduring, explosive military technology is both domesticated and resisted by a homegrown, anti-mine survival assemblage.

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Author:Munira KhayyatORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):War-torn ecologies, an-archic fragments : reflections from the Middle East / edited by Umut Yıldırım ; Cultural Inquiry ; 27
Publisher:ICI Press
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2023/10/25
Year of first Publication:2023
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/11/20
Tag:Borderland; Goats; Minefields; South Lebanon; War
GND Keyword:Libanonkrieg <2006>; Südlibanon; Streubombe; Ziegenhaltung
Page Number:27
First Page:139
Last Page:165
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-SA - Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International