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Birds of Passage Hunting and Conservation in Malta

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By: Mark-Anthony Falzon(Author)
288 pages, 21 illustrations
Birds of Passage
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  • Birds of Passage ISBN: 9781789207668 Hardback 2020 Available for pre-order : Due Jul 2020
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About this book

Bird migration between Europe and Africa is a fraught journey, particularly in the Mediterranean, where migratory birds are shot and trapped in large numbers. In Malta, thousands of hunters share a shrinking countryside. They also rub shoulders with a strong bird-protection and conservation lobby. Drawing on years of ethnographic fieldwork, Birds of Passage traces the complex interactions between hunters, birds and the landscapes they inhabit, as well as the dynamics and politics of bird conservation. Birds of Passage looks at the practice and meaning of hunting in a specific context, and raises broader questions about human-wildlife interactions and the uncertain outcomes of conservation.

Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. Troubled Journeys
Chapter 2. All in the Blood
Chapter 3. The Rising Tide of Conservation
Chapter 4. Making Place for Hunting
Chapter 5. Watching over Migrants
Chapter 6. How Many Fowl Is Fair?

Conclusion

Glossary of Species Mentioned in the Book
References
Index

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Biography

Mark-Anthony Falzon is a social anthropologist at the University of Malta and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. His publications include Cosmopolitan Connections: The Sindhi Diaspora, 1860-2000 (OUP-India, 2005) and Multi-sited Ethnography: Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Research (Ashgate, 2009).

Coming Soon
By: Mark-Anthony Falzon(Author)
288 pages, 21 illustrations
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"This is an excellent piece of scholarship on the anthropology of conservation (bird hunting and trapping) in Malta. It represents an important contribution to conservation studies and to the anthropology of the Mediterranean."
– Paul Sant-Cassia, University of Malta

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