Natural Enemies: People-Wildlife Conflicts in Anthropological Perspective

Natural Enemies: People-Wildlife Conflicts in Anthropological Perspective

by John Knight
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415224403

ISBN-13: 9780415224406

Pub. Date: 01/29/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Natural Enemies examines people-wildlife conflicts from a social anthropological perspective. The authors focus on the human dimension of these conflicts - an area often neglected by specialists in applied ecology and wildlife management - and on their social and political contexts. Case studies of specific conflicts are drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe and America,…  See more details below

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"Natural Enemies examines people-wildlife conflicts from a social anthropological perspective. The authors focus on the human dimension of these conflicts - an area often neglected by specialists in applied ecology and wildlife management - and on their social and political contexts. Case studies of specific conflicts are drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe and America, and feature an assortment of wild animals and birds, including chimpanzees, elephants, wild pigs, foxes, bears, wolves, pigeons and ducks." "Examining the symbolic, as well as material, dimensions of wildlife pestilence, anthropologists can reveal the cultural character of many of our 'natural enemies'. These reports from the 'front line' show that human conflict with wildlife is often an expression of conflict between people."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415224406
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/29/2001
Series:
European Association of Social Anthropologists Series
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, John Knight

2. Wildlife depredations in Malawi: the historical dimension, Brian Morris

3. Half-man, half-elephant: shapeshifting among the Baka of Congo, Axel Kohler, 4. Chimpanzees as political animals in Sierra Leone, Paul Richards

5. Wild pigs, 'pig-men,' and transmigrants in the rainforest of Sumatra, Simon Rye

6. Animals behaving badly: indigenous perceptions of wildlife protection in Nepal, Ben Campbell

7. Culling demons: the problems with bears in Japan, John Knight

7. The wolf, the Saami, and the urban shaman: predator symbolism in Sweden, Galina Lindquist

9. The problem of foxes: legitimate and illegitimate killing in the English countryside, Garry Marvin

10. The Great Pigeon Massacre in a deindustrializing American region, S. Hoon Song

11. Ducks out of water: nature conservation as boundary maintenance, Kay Milton

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