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The Anthropology of Extinction: Essays on Culture and Species Death Kindle Edition


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The Anthropology of Extinction provides compelling evidence for deep connections between cultural, linguistic, and bio-diversity, and exposes the common threats they now face. This book will serve as a timely call to action for anthropologists, linguists, biologists, and activists.--K. David Harrison, Swarthmore College and National Geographic Society

As key players in the development of the extinction narrative, anthropologists have mostly neglected their potential as critical interlocutors and have not theorized extinction as a meta-narrative on a globalizing planet--until now, that is. This volume's contributors offer refreshing, insightful, and challenging analytic accounts of the multi-dimensional power of the trope of extinction in specific cultural, linguistic, biological, and environmental case-studies. Their critical interventions do not diminish the anxieties with which we must confront global ecological and sociocultural crises, but each author's work highlights the necessity for deeper historical understanding and keener political acumen in anthropology's encounters with the multiple varieties of extinction taking place in this century.--Les W. Field, University of New Mexico

[F]ulfills a very important need.... It is in keeping with the best and most important aspects of 'posthumanism' and the trend toward questioning the boundaries between human and nonhuman life.... [R]eadable and thought-provoking.--Molly Mullin, author (with Rebecca Cassidy) Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered

"[F]ulfills a very important need.... It is in keeping with the best and most important aspects of posthumanism and the trend toward questioning the boundaries between human and nonhuman life.... [R]eadable and thought-provoking." Molly Mullin, author (with Rebecca Cassidy) Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered"

"If extinctions are seen as unfamiliar, faraway events, we often fail to think about them, let alone take conscious action to prevent them. Future studies in extinction discourse will do well to further interrogate the relationship between extinctions in 'local' and 'foreign' contexts, while interrogating the assumptions that undergird these very designations. A valuable step in this direction, The Anthropology of Extinction gives us the tools we need to bring us closer to the discomfiting, disorienting, destabilizing real." Make Magazine"

"The Anthropology of Extinction offers compelling explorations of issues of widespread concern." The Birdbooker Report"

"The Anthropology of Extinction provides compelling evidence for deep connections between cultural, linguistic, and bio-diversity, and exposes the common threats they now face. This book will serve as a timely call to action for anthropologists, linguists, biologists, and activists." K. David Harrison, Swarthmore College and National Geographic Society"

"As key players in the development of the extinction narrative, anthropologists have mostly neglected their potential as critical interlocutors and have not theorized extinction as a meta-narrative on a globalizing planet until now, that is. This volume s contributors offer refreshing, insightful, and challenging analytic accounts of the multi-dimensional power of the trope of extinction in specific cultural, linguistic, biological, and environmental case-studies. Their critical interventions do not diminish the anxieties with which we must confront global ecological and sociocultural crises, but each author s work highlights the necessity for deeper historical understanding and keener political acumen in anthropology s encounters with the multiple varieties of extinction taking place in this century." Les W. Field, University of New Mexico"

"In an age of academic interdisciplinarity, it is often worth reading well outside the confines of one s discipline, for one can find valuable and unexpected insights. This volume of essays explores the connections, similarities, and sometimes interactions between biological and cultural extinctions. It emphasizes the nuances of language used to define extinctions and pending extinctions, drawing on each of the main sub-fields of anthropology. Genese Marie Sodikoff, the volume s editor, has drawn together an eclectic group of authors, resulting in a very loose-knit set of ideas, but a set that provocatively makes one think about extinction in novel ways." Biological Conservation"

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"[F]ulfills a very important need... It is in keeping with the best and most important aspects of 'posthumanism' and the trend toward questioning the boundaries between human and nonhuman life... [R]eadable and thought-provoking." Molly Mullin, author (with Rebecca Cassidy) Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (8 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007C9X81A
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