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Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Jamie Lorimer


Elephants rarely breed in captivity and are not considered domesticated, yet they interact with people regularly and adapt to various environments. Too social and sagacious to be objects, too strange to be human, too captive to truly be wild, but too wild to be domesticated—where do elephants fall in our understanding of nature? In Wildlife in the Anthropocene, Jamie Lorimer argues that the idea of nature as a pure and timeless place characterized by the absence of humans has come to an end. But life goes on. Wildlife inhabits everywhere and is on the move; Lorimer proposes the concept of wild ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816681075
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jamie Lorimer, author