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Author Parreñas, Juno Salazar, 1979- author.

Title Decolonizing extinction : the work of care in orangutan rehabilitation / Juno Salazar Parreñas
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xv, 267 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Experimental futures : technological lives, scientific arts, anthropological voices
Experimental futures.
Contents Introduction: decolonizing extinction -- From ape motherhood to tough love -- On the surface of skin and earth -- Forced copulation for conservation -- Finding a living -- Arrested autonomy -- Hospice for a dying species -- Conclusion: living and dying together
Summary In Decolonizing Extinction Juno Salazar Parreñas ethnographically traces the ways in which colonialism, decolonization, and indigeneity shape relations that form more-than-human worlds at orangutan rehabilitation centers on Borneo. Parreñas tells the interweaving stories of wildlife workers and the centers' 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, Parreñas 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, Parreñas 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Orangutans -- Borneo
Wildlife rehabilitation -- Borneo
Human-animal relationships.
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Human-animal relationships
Wildlife rehabilitation
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018007841
ISBN 9780822371946
Other Titles Work of care in orangutan rehabilitation