Natural Enemies: People-Wildlife Conflicts in Anthropological Perspective - European Association of Social Anthropologists (Hardback)John Knight (editor)
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In Natural Enemies the authors place the analytical 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, including chimpanzees, elephants, wild pigs, foxes, bears, wolves, pigeons and ducks.
These anthropologists challenge the narrow utilitarian view of wildlife pestilence by revealing the cultural character of many of our 'natural enemies'. Their reports from the 'front-line' expose one fact - human conflict with wildlife is often an expression of conflict between people.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm