Click here to check our interactive GIS map on Virginia's parks. Our class went to do some ethnographic explorations about Nature, Settler Colonialism, and Indigenous Voices in Conservation: York River State ParkFreedom ParkJamestown IslandCollege Landing more to come...
1928: Beaver People. Canada. https://www.nfb.ca/film/beaver_people/embed/player/ 1930: Beaver Family (16min). Canada. A short silent film portraying Grey Owl, the famous conservationist, and a family of beavers who would come when he called and take food from his hand without the slightest fear. The film is set in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. https://www.nfb.ca/film/beaver_family/embed/player/ 1942: Fur Country.... Continue Reading →
Mara Dicenta (2021) White animals: racializing sheep and beavers in the Argentinian Tierra del Fuego, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, DOI: 10.1080/17442222.2021.2015140 Download Article here:
Mara Dicenta, William & Mary; Julia Morales Fontanilla, Rutgers University; Aadita Chaudhury, York University. Panel organized at the 2021 Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Meeting. What does it mean to engage in “good relations” in worlds that unfold after violence and destruction? How does STS respond to wounded worlds? This panel interrogates the... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jo-6elcNhM Panel Presented at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) meeting 2021: Anthropology & Conservation Since the 1990s, the southern Andes along the Argentinean-Chilean border has seen an unprecedented growth of public and private conservation projects. Such growth has contributed to the transformation of this area from a remote natural resource frontier, whose economic and political... Continue Reading →
This toolkit provides with concepts to think with for a more ethical conservation -its practices, scholarship, and futures.- The concepts are crafted by students in the course Conservation Ethics at William & Mary. Affect Anthrophobia Arrogance (experts) Biopolitics Ecological Colonialism Environmental Kin Study Mastery of Nature Reciprocity Sharing Suffering Utilitarianism Wilderness