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Decolonizing Extinction The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation

By: Juno Salazar Parreñas(Author)
288 pages, 7 illustrations
Decolonizing Extinction
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In Decolonizing Extinction Juno Salazar Parreñas ethnographically traces the ways in which colonialism, decolonization, and indigeneity shape relations that form more-than-human worlds at orangutan rehabilitation centers on Borneo. Parreñas tells the interweaving stories of wildlife workers and the centers' endangered animals while demonstrating the inseparability of risk and futurity from orangutan care. Drawing on anthropology, primatology, Southeast Asian history, gender studies, queer theory, and science and technology studies, Parreñas suggests that examining workers' care for these semi-wild apes can serve as a basis for cultivating mutual but unequal vulnerability in an era of annihilation. Only by considering rehabilitation from perspectives thus far ignored, Parreñas contends, could conservation biology turn away from ultimately violent investments in population growth and embrace a feminist sense of welfare, even if it means experiencing loss and pain.


Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Decolonizing Extinction 1

Part I. Relations
1. From Ape Motherhood to Tough Love 33
2. On the Surface of Skin and Earth 61

Part II. Enclosures
3. Forced Copulation for Conservation 83
4. Finding a Living 105

Part III. Futures
5. Arrested Autonomy 131
6. Hospice for a Dying Species 157

Conclusion: Living and Dying Together 177

Notes 189
References 223
Index 255

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Juno Salazar Parreñas is Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University and editor of Gender: Animals.

By: Juno Salazar Parreñas(Author)
288 pages, 7 illustrations
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