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Waiting for Wolves in Japan: An Anthropological Study of People-Wildlife Relations

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By: John Knight

296 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Mar 2003 | #137607 | ISBN: 0199255180
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Discusses the campaign by a Japanese conservationist group to reintroduce the wolf into upland areas of Japan which are suffering from wildlife pestilence. This book examines the proposal by drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in one of the candidate areas.

A carefully researched, highly informative, and indisputably original monograph on a neglected aspect of modern Japanese life. Brett Walker, Social Science Japan Journal One of the finest studies of human-animal relations to appear in recent years. Garry Marvin, Anthrozoos ...eminently enjoyable and readable... Chris Wilbert, Anglia Polytechnic University


Introduction; 1. Mountain Villages; 2. Wild Boar; 3. Monkeys; 4. Deer and Serow; 5. Bears; 6. Wolves; Conclusion

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