Wildlife Politics


Author: Bruce Rocheleau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107187303

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 2367

An analysis of forces affecting wildlife politics worldwide, covering topics such as overexploitation, hunting, ecotourism and trafficking.

Animals, Politics and Morality

Second Edition


Author: Robert Garner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719066214

Category: Law

Page: 285

View: 1262

This is an extensively re-written second edition of a well regarded and much cited text on the issue of animal protection. It remains the only text to combine an examination of the philosophy and politics of the issue. Its central argument is that the philosophical debate is central to an understanding and evaluation of the substantive issues involving animals and the nature of the movement for change. The book has been thoroughly revised to include major theoretical and empirical developments. Specifically, the "second generation" of animal ethics literature is examined in detail, and attention is paid to the campaigns and public controversy over the export of live animals and the use of animals in research, the impact of genetic engineering on the welfare of animals and the latest developments in the controversy over hunting.

The Nature of German Imperialism

Conservation and the Politics of Wildlife in Colonial East Africa


Author: Bernhard Gissibl

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785331760

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 9466

Today, the East African state of Tanzania is renowned for wildlife preserves such as the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Selous Game Reserve. Yet few know that most of these initiatives emerged from decades of German colonial rule. This book gives the first full account of Tanzanian wildlife conservation up until World War I, focusing upon elephant hunting and the ivory trade as vital factors in a shift from exploitation to preservation that increasingly excluded indigenous Africans. Analyzing the formative interactions between colonial governance and the natural world, The Nature of German Imperialism situates East African wildlife policies within the global emergence of conservationist sensibilities around 1900.

Politicians and Poachers

The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy in Africa


Author: Clark C. Gibson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663786

Category: Nature

Page: 245

View: 2633

The politics of wildlife conservation policy in Africa.

Where Mountains are Nameless

Passion and Politics in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge : Including the Story of Olaus and Mardy Murie


Author: Jonathan Waterman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393052190

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 9006

Traces the struggle between conservationists and oil developers in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, discussing the historical and scientific elements that have contributed to the conflict, the conservation efforts of Olaus and Mardy Murie, and the author's own journeys within the region's natural environment. 15,000 first printing.

Animal Geographies

Place, Politics, and Identity in the Nature-culture Borderlands


Author: Jennifer R. Wolch,Jody Emel

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841372

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

View: 4862

A highly topical survey of human's treatment of animals. Each year billions of animals are poisoned, dissected, displaced, killed for consumption, or held in captivity to be discarded as soon as their utility to humans has waned. The animal world has never been under greater peril. A broad-ranging collection of essays, Animal Geographies contributes to a much-needed, fundamental rethinking about our relation to animals. Animal Geographies explores the diverse ways in which animals shape the formation of human identity, looking, for example, at the racialization and gendering of animal images. From questions of identity and subjectivity, it moves to consideration of the places where people and animals confront the realities of coexistence on an everyday basis. It then examines the ways in which animals figure in the ongoing globalization of production and mass consumption, and finally, takes up legal and ethical approaches to human-animal relations. Animal Geographies compels a profound rethinking of the history of our relations with animals and offers a series of proposals for reconstituting this relationship on a progressive basis.

Critical Animal Geographies

Politics, Intersections and Hierarchies in a Multispecies World


Author: Kathryn Gillespie,Rosemary-Claire Collard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317649273

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 2409

Critical Animal Geographies provides new geographical perspectives on critical animal studies, exploring the spatial, political, and ethical dimensions of animals’ lived experience and human-animal encounter. It works toward a more radical politics and theory directed at the shifting boundary between human and animal. Chapters draw together feminist, political-economic, post-humanist, anarchist, post-colonial, and critical race literatures with original case studies in order to see how efforts by some humans to control and order life – human and not – violate, constrain, and impinge upon others. Central to all chapters is a commitment to grappling with the stakes – violence, death, life, autonomy – of human-animal encounters. Equally, the work in the collection addresses head-on the dominant forces shaping and dependent on these encounters: capitalism, racism, colonialism, and so on. In doing so, the book pushes readers to confront how human-animal relations are mixed up with overlapping axes of power and exploitation, including gender, race, class, and species.

Yellowstone Wolves

A Chronicle of the Animal, the People, and the Politics


Author: Cat Urbigkit

Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780939923700

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 1669

This is a biography of Wilson Alwyn Bentley, the farmer from Jericho, Vermont, who took over five thousand photomicrographs of ice, dew, frost, and -- especially -- snow crystals. Although his photographs were taken between 1885 and 1931, they have never been equalled and are in great demand today. Bentley's story is one of courage and persistence against tremendous odds. He taught himself how to photograph snow crystals through a microscope while still in his teens and then pursued his obsession for years before having the beauty and scientific value of his work recognised by others. 'The Snowflake Man' lays open the life of a simple, self-educated, sensitive man who pursued natural beauty with microscope and camera for nearly fifty years. The book contains 30 black and white photographs.

Making Environmental Law: The Politics of Protecting the Earth

The Politics of Protecting the Earth


Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031339363X

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 8691

From Eisenhower to Obama, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the policies Congress and the president have proposed and passed to protect the environment over time. • Tables summarize key legislative acts • Index of all bills listed in the text • An appendix with a timeline of important dates in the history of environmental law

After the Grizzly

Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California


Author: Peter S. Alagona

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954416

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 1871

Thoroughly researched and finely crafted, After the Grizzly traces the history of endangered species and habitat in California, from the time of the Gold Rush to the present. Peter S. Alagona shows how scientists and conservationists came to view the fates of endangered species as inextricable from ecological conditions and human activities in the places where those species lived. Focusing on the stories of four high-profile endangered species—the California condor, desert tortoise, Delta smelt, and San Joaquin kit fox—Alagona offers an absorbing account of how Americans developed a political system capable of producing and sustaining debates in which imperiled species serve as proxies for broader conflicts about the politics of place. The challenge for conservationists in the twenty-first century, this book claims, will be to redefine habitat conservation beyond protected wildlands to build more diverse and sustainable landscapes.

Chimpanzee Politics

Power and Sex Among Apes


Author: Frans de Waal

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886560

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

View: 2777

The first edition of Frans de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics was acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its remarkable insights into the most basic human needs and behaviors. Twenty-five years later, this book is considered a classic. Featuring a new preface that includes recent insights from the author, this anniversary edition is a detailed and thoroughly engrossing account of rivalries and coalitions—actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct. As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.

Wildlife in the Anthropocene

Conservation After Nature


Author: Jamie Lorimer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816681075

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 2416

Elephants rarely breed in captivity and are not considered domesticated, yet they interact with people regularly and adapt to various environments. Too social and sagacious to be objects, too strange to be human, too captive to truly be wild, but too wild to be domesticated--where do elephants fall in our understanding of nature? In Wildlife in the Anthropocene, Jamie Lorimer argues that the idea of nature as a pure and timeless place characterized by the absence of humans has come to an end. But life goes on. Wildlife inhabits everywhere and is on the move; Lorimer proposes the concept of wildlife as a replacement for nature. Offering a thorough appraisal of the Anthropocene--an era in which human actions affect and influence all life and all systems on our planet-- Lorimer unpacks its implications for changing definitions of nature and the politics of wildlife conservation. Wildlife in the Anthropocene examines rewilding, the impacts of wildlife films, human relationships with charismatic species, and urban wildlife. Analyzing scientific papers, policy documents, and popular media, as well as a decade of fieldwork, Lorimer explores the new interconnections between science, politics, and neoliberal capitalism that the Anthropocene demands of wildlife conservation. Imagining conservation in a world where humans are geological actors entangled within and responsible for powerful, unstable, and unpredictable planetary forces, this work nurtures a future environmentalism that is more hopeful and democratic.

The Political Theory of Animal Rights


Author: Robert Garner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067105

Category: Political Science

Page: 181

View: 2716

Looking at the impact on political thinking caused by the idea that animals are morally important beings, this text suggests that liberalism, despite having weaknesses, is the most appropriate ideological position for the protection of animal interests.

The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China's Political Animal


Author: Henry Nicholls

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987581

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 6585

Learn how the extraordinary impact of the panda—from obscurity to fame—is also the story of China’s transition from shy beginnings to center stage. Giant pandas have been causing a stir ever since their formal scientific discovery just over 140 years ago. Yet in spite of humankind’s evident obsession with the giant panda, it is only in the last few decades that scientific research has begun to show us what this mysterious, frequently misunderstood creature is really like. Henry Nicholls uses the rich and curious history of the giant panda to do several things: to ponder our changing attitudes toward the natural world; to offer a compelling history of the conservation movement; and to chart the rise of modern China on its journey to become the self-sufficient, twenty-first-century superpower it is today.

Making a Killing

The Political Economy of Animal Rights


Author: Bob Torres

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1904859674

Category: Nature

Page: 171

View: 2438

Using Marxism, anarchism, and social ecology to explore domination, power, and hierarchy, the author criticizes the use and abuse of animals in capitalist society and argues for the abolition of animal involvement in industry and as a human food source.

The Economics of Ecology, Exchange, and Adaptation

Anthropological Explorations


Author: Donald C. Wood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786352273

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 3417

This book consists of three sections. The first, concentrating on ecology, further explores the theme of climate change. The second section focuses on exchange transactions and relations in a variety of situations and settings. Finally, papers in the third section share a concern with individual and group adaptations to certain conditions of life.

Last Great Wilderness

The Campaign to Establish the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


Author: Roger Kaye

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1889963836

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 4470

Frames the current debate over potential oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by presenting a detailed history of the establishment of ANWR. Features interviews with survivors from the initial push to establish ANWR in the 1940s and 1950s and with family members and associates of those who are no longer living. Also chronicles the 1980 expansion of ANWR.

Continental Divide

Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall


Author: Krista Schlyer

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603447571

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 1327

The topic of the border wall between the United States and Mexico continues to be broadly and hotly debated: on national news media, by local and state governments, and even over the dinner table. By now, broad segments of the population have heard widely varying opinions about the wall's effect on illegal immigration, international politics, and the drug war. But what about the wall's effect on animals? Krista Schlyer vividly shows us that this largely isolated natural area, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, is also host to a number of rare ecosystems.

Beckett's Political Imagination


Author: Emilie Morin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110841799X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 9486

Beckett's Political Imagination uncovers Beckett's lifelong engagement with political thought and political history, showing how this concern informed his work as fiction author, dramatist, critic and translator. This radically new account will appeal to students, researchers and Beckett lovers alike.