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Decolonizing Extinction: a review and author’s response

August 2018 saw the publication of one of the very few full-length ethnographic accounts of one particular aspect of orangutan conservation (or specifically, orangutan rehabilitation), Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Durham, NC: Duke University Press). Written by US-based cultural anthropologist Dr Juno Salazar Parreñas, the book has received extensive attention within […]

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Iceland advert: conservation is intensely political, let’s not pretend otherwise – an article by Dr Liana Chua in ‘The Conversation’

Dr Liana Chua’s article for ‘The Conversation’ in response to the recent Iceland advertisement: https://theconversation.com/iceland-advert-conservation-is-intensely-political-lets-not-pretend-otherwise-106868

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Navigating the Anthropocene in the classroom

Navigating the Anthropocene in the classroom

Increasing attention is being drawn to the Anthropocene’s ‘two lives’ (Moore 2016): the first as a scientific pronouncement of a new geological epoch defined by human impacts upon planetary systems, and the second as an increasingly prevalent public discourse that challenges understandings of the human and the natural. Focusing upon the Anthropocene’s second life, the […]

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