Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered

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Berg, 01.04.2007 - 336 Seiten
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Domestication has often seemed a matter of the distant past, a series of distinct events involving humans and other species that took place long ago. Today, as genetic manipulation continues to break new barriers in scientific and medical research, we appear to be entering an age of biological control. Are we also writing a new chapter in the history of domestication? Where the Wild Things Are Now explores the relevance of domestication for anthropologists and scholars in related fields who are concerned with understanding ongoing change in processes affecting humans as well as other species. From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection of endangered species in Vietnam and the pigeon fanciers who influenced Darwin, Where the Wild Things Are Now provides an urgently needed re-examination of the concept of domestication against the shifting background of relationships between humans, animals and plants.
 

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Domestication Reconsidered
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1 The Domestication of Anthropology
27
The Generosity of Domestication
49
3 Selection and the Unforeseen Consequences of Domestication
71
4 Agriculture or Architecture? The Beginnings of Domestication
101
The Wild the Captive and the Inbetween
123
Darwin and the Domestication of Pigeons
147
7 The Metaphor of Domestication in Genetics
183
Atlantic Salmon Farming in Tasmania
205
Domestication and the Taming of the Wild
229
The Politics of Wild and Domesticated Species in Vietnam
249
11 Feeding the Animals
277
Index
305
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Molly Mullin is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Albion College, USA. Rebecca Cassidy is Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.

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