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Simorgh

From Animal Mythologies to an Antibiologistic Animal Sociology.

An antibiologistic, nonhuman associational, species-subjectivist project that applies > subjective activism > by Gita Yegane Arani and Lothar Prenzel in collaboration with the Edition Farangis by Farangis G. Yegane.

This web-project in its entity is dedicated to our nonhuman congenial partners Tschördy and Keshmesh, Zal and Rostam and the others ... :o)

PAGES IN GERMAN

Reader

  1. Tierautonomie (german / english) eine Publikationsreihe über Tierrechte / Tierlichkeit, Rassismus / Menschenrechte, Umweltethik und schöpferischen Subjektivismus |
  2. E-Reader: Gruppe Messel E-Buchkunst zu Tierautonomie, Tiersoziologie, Umweltethik und Menschseinsfragen |
  3. Philozoe (ger) ein E-Blätterwald über Bildschaffung, Mythologien und Subjektsein |

Tierrechte und antibiologistische Tiersoziologie

  1. Roundabout / In neuen Territorien denken / Gruppe Messel ein Tierrechtsdiskurs vor dem Hintergund antibiologisischer Tiersoziologie und 'Seins-Pluralität' |
  2. Overview ... ein Überblick über gefeaturete Autor*innen |

Ökosoziale Praxis

  1. Der (vegane) bunte Hund Infos zur veganen Praxis |
  2. ( ... in Planung ... ist ein noch ein Blog, der sich explizit auf ökosozialen achtsamen Umweltschutz, Baumschutz und Insektenschutz bezieht)

Ableismus

  1. Denkvielfalt, Kognition, Würde Behinderungen, die Kognition, Seele und Psyche anbetreffen und Antidiskriminierung |

PAGES IN ENGLISH

E-Bookart:

  1. Edition Farangis: Animal Autonomy E-Reader E-Bookart about animal sociology and a non-biologistic approach to an analysis of species-derogation, environmental ethics, and placing oneself as "human" within that map |
  2. Philozoe (en) an e-journal on image creation, mythologies and experiencing subjectivity |

Tierautonomie (german / english):

  1. Tierautonomie publications on animal rights and animality, racism, creative subjectivism, perspectives on human rights and environmental ethics |

Working towards an antibiologistic animal sociology:

  1. Nice*Swine focuses on freestyle philosophy and secular mysticism (English and German) |
  2. Civilized Objects Animal Rights fundamentally and basically |
  3. Planty*Swines / Philozoe an older project of ours containing comment on AR

OTHER WEBPROJECTS

Projects that we host and that we stand in close context with:

  1. Miriam Y. Arani sociological and methodological research on photography under nazi-rule/occupation |
  2. Manuchehr Jamali — secular mysticism and a philosophical analyses of the ancient roots of iranian culture |

Biografisches / auto-/biographic notes (engl. / german)

  1. You and Me Unser Online-Tagebuch und eine Liebeserklärung an unsere Familie / online diary and declaration of love to our family |

What's the title of this project all about?

Simorgh is a mythical bird, a mythical animal like we find so enormously many in probably every human culture/civilization. The common interpretation of mythical animals goes often into the direction of totemism, metaphorism, and symbolism, etc. If we take a new look at history, from an Animal Rights angle, we can come to different definitions of that what those animal myths probably contained in terms of ethical standpoints towards nonhuman animals.

Such a different look will take us into deeper layers of folk tales and oral traditions, and foremostly it will take us deeper into the morals thereof (these type of materials are definitely not the easiest to untangle, but there are the 'golden threads' within moral cultural constructs that help).

We picked the bird Simorgh as our basically random choice for taking a representative for all such mythical embodiments of nonhumans in secular historical folklore. You'll find some background about the bird in some of our web contents. To close this intro we must add that our view of the mythical bird Simorgh does not have a lot in common with the common, popular imagery of that bird as a figure torn from the substantiality of mythology and made comfortable for an anthropocentric perception of the nonhuman world.

Here is a short intro about 'animal portrayals' in mythology.

Copyright © 2021, Gita Yegane Arani. All rights reserved. Contact: mail [at] simorgh [dot] de or niceswine [at] gmail [dot] com.