Natural Enemies: People-Wildlife Conflicts in Anthropological Perspective

Natural Enemies: People-Wildlife Conflicts in Anthropological Perspective

by John Knight

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ISBN-13: 9780415224413
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/26/2001
Series: European Association of Social Anthropologists Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

John Knight is Lecturer at the School of Anthropological Studies, Queen's University of Belfast. Since 1987 he has regularly carried out field research in Japanese mountain villages and has published widely on various subjects related to rural Japan, including wildlife.

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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