Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Experimental Futures) (Hardcover)

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In Decolonizing Extinction Juno Salazar Parre as ethnographically traces the ways in which colonialism, decolonization, and indigeneity shape relations that form more-than-human worlds at orangutan rehabilitation centers on Borneo. Parre as tells the interweaving stories of wildlife workers and the center's endangered animals while demonstrating the inseparability of risk and futurity from orangutan care. Drawing on anthropology, primatology, Southeast Asian history, gender studies, queer theory, and science and technology studies, Parre as suggests that examining workers' care for these semi-wild apes can serve as a basis for cultivating mutual but unequal vulnerability in an era of annihilation. Only by considering rehabilitation from perspectives thus far ignored, Parre as contends, could conservation biology turn away from ultimately violent investments in population growth and embrace a feminist sense of welfare, even if it means experiencing loss and pain.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780822370628
ISBN-10: 082237062X
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: August 20th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Experimental Futures