This discussion centred on Juno Salazar Parreñas’ new book, Decolonizing extinction: the work of care in orangutan rehabilitation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2018), which traces the multispecies, (post)colonial, temporal, affective, and other ‘interfaces’ at work in two centres related to orangutan rehabilitation in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. It uses a feminist sensibility to trouble conservation’s modalities of violence, domination and benevolence, and to ask how else we can live and die with others in an era of extinction, displacement and ecological loss.
Parreñas, Juno Salazar. 2018. Decolonizing extinction: the work of care in orangutan rehabilitation. Durham: Duke University Press.