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The Resource Imagining extinction : the cultural meanings of endangered species, Ursula K. Heise

Imagining extinction : the cultural meanings of endangered species, Ursula K. Heise

Label
Imagining extinction : the cultural meanings of endangered species
Title
Imagining extinction
Title remainder
the cultural meanings of endangered species
Statement of responsibility
Ursula K. Heise
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We are currently facing the sixth mass extinction of species in the history of life on Earth, biologists claim--the first one caused by humans. Activists, filmmakers, writers, and artists are seeking to bring the crisis to the public's attention through stories and images that use the strategies of elegy, tragedy, epic, and even comedy. Imagining Extinction is the first book to examine the cultural frameworks shaping these narratives and images. Ursula K. Heise argues that understanding these stories and symbols is indispensable for any effective advocacy on behalf of endangered species. More than that, she shows how biodiversity conservation, even and especially in its scientific and legal dimensions, is shaped by cultural assumptions about what is valuable in nature and what is not. These assumptions are hardwired into even seemingly neutral tools such as biodiversity databases and laws for the protection of endangered species. Heise shows that the conflicts and convergences of biodiversity conservation with animal welfare advocacy, environmental justice, and discussions about the Anthropocene open up a new vision of multispecies justice. Ultimately, Imagining Extinction demonstrates that biodiversity, endangered species, and extinction are not only scientific questions but issues of histories, cultures, and values."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heise, Ursula K
Dewey number
576.84
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Endangered species
  • Extinct animals
Label
Imagining extinction : the cultural meanings of endangered species, Ursula K. Heise
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the end of nature to the beginning of the anthropocene -- Lost dogs, last birds, and listed species: elegy and comedy in conservation stories -- From arks to ARKive.org: database, epic, and biodiversity -- The legal lives of endangered species: biodiversity laws and culture -- Mass extinction and mass slaughter: biodiversity, violence, and the dangers of domestication -- Biodiversity, environmental justice, and multispecies communities -- Multispecies fictions for the anthropocene -- Coda: the hug of the polar bear
Control code
26001671920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 p., [3] p. of plates
Isbn
9780226358161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Imagining extinction : the cultural meanings of endangered species, Ursula K. Heise
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the end of nature to the beginning of the anthropocene -- Lost dogs, last birds, and listed species: elegy and comedy in conservation stories -- From arks to ARKive.org: database, epic, and biodiversity -- The legal lives of endangered species: biodiversity laws and culture -- Mass extinction and mass slaughter: biodiversity, violence, and the dangers of domestication -- Biodiversity, environmental justice, and multispecies communities -- Multispecies fictions for the anthropocene -- Coda: the hug of the polar bear
Control code
26001671920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 p., [3] p. of plates
Isbn
9780226358161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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