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Governing the Wild: Ecotours of Power

Stephanie Rutherford


Take four emblematic American scenes: the Hall of Biodiversity at the American Museum of Natural History in New York; Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando; an ecotour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks; the film An Inconvenient Truth. Other than expressing a common interest in the environment, they seem quite dissimilar. And yet, as this book makes clear, these sites are all manifestations of green governmentality, each seeking to define and regulate our understanding, experience, and treatment of nature. This book shows how the museum presents a scientized assessment of gl ... More

Keywords: Disney Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Yellowstone ecotour, Grand Teton National Park, An Inconvenient Truth, nature, Hall of Biodiversity, biopolitical project

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816674404
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674404.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephanie Rutherford, author
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Trent University