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Wildlife in the AnthropoceneConservation after Nature$
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Jamie Lorimer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681075

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.001.0001

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Biodiversity as Biopolitics

Biodiversity as Biopolitics

Cutting Up Wildlife and Choreographing Conservation in the United Kingdom

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(p.57) 3 Biodiversity as Biopolitics
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Wildlife in the Anthropocene
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Jamie Lorimer

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0004

Chapter three examines prevalent practices of biodiversity conservation as biopolitics. Focusing on the UK, it explores how biodiversity conservation seeks to secure life through identifying, counting, researching and nurturing populations of species. It presents conservation as oligoptical – framing and performing the world in the shape of partial databases and skillsets.

Keywords:   Conservation and Society, Environmental Geography and Environmental governance, Animal Studies, Politics of Nature and Posthumanism, Biopolitics

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