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The Anthropology of Extinction: Essays on Culture and Species Death [Paperback]

Genese Marie Sodikoff

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Accumulating Absence: Cultural Productions of the Sixth Extinction Genese Marie Sodikoff Part I: The Social Construction of Biotic Extinction 1. A Species Apart: Ideology, Science and the End of Life Janet Chernela; 2. From Ecocide to Genetic Rescue: Can Technoscience Save the Wild? Tracey Heatherington; 3. Totem and Taboo Reconsidered: Endangered Species and Moral Practice in Madagascar Genese Sodikoff Part II: Endangered Species and Emergent Identities 4. Tortoise Soup for the Soul: Finding a Space for Human History in a Galapagos Dynasty Jill Constantino; 5. Global Environmentalism and the Emergence of Indigeneity: The Politics of Cultural and Biological Diversity in China Michael Hathaway Part III: Red-Listed Languages 6. Last Words, Final Thoughts: Collateral Extinctions in Maliseet Language Death Bernard C. Perley; 7. Dying Young: Pidgins, Creoles, and other Contact Languages as Endangered Languages Paul B. Garrett Part IV: Pre-Histories of An Apex Predator 8. Demise of the Bet-Hedgers: A Case Study of Human Impacts on Past and Present Lemurs of Madagascar Laurie R. Godfrey and Emilienne Rasoazanabary; 9. Disappearing Wildmen: Capture, Extirpation, and Extinction as Regular Components of Representations of Putative Hairy Hominoids Gregory Forth; Epilogue: Prolegomenon for a New Totemism Peter Whiteley Index; Contributors

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