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SwamplifePeople, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades$
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Laura A. Ogden

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816670260

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816670260.001.0001

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Alligator Conservation, Commodities, and Tactics of Subversion

Alligator Conservation, Commodities, and Tactics of Subversion

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(p.124) (p.125) 6. Alligator Conservation, Commodities, and Tactics of Subversion
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Swamplife
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Laura A. Ogden

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670260.003.0006

This chapter examines the ways by which state-sponsored alligator-management programs emerge as another critical constraint on the relationships among hunters, animals, and their practices of territoriality. These regulatory frameworks and shifting modes of enforcement drove away alligator hunting, criminalized a time-honored economic strategy and transformed hunters into poachers. The chapter describes how glades hunters created escape routes to avoid penalties from laws that make alligator hunting illegal in southern Florida. Hunters chose their routes and destinations within the Everglades based on game availability, or perceived availability, and changing market demands. The chapter then discusses the transformation of Everglades into a “landscape of subversion,” a reconfigured territorial assemblage.

Keywords:   territoriality, alligator hunting, Everglades, market demands, landscape of subversion

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