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Wild Dog Dreaming: Love and Extinction (Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism)

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We are living in the midst of the Earth's sixth great extinction event, the first one caused by a single species: our own. In Wild Dog Dreaming, Deborah Bird Rose explores what constitutes an ethical relationship with nonhuman others in this era of loss. She asks, Who are we, as a species? How do we fit into the Earth's systems? Amidst so much change, how do we find our way into new stories to guide us? Rose explores these questions in the form of a dialogue between science and the humanities. Drawing on her conversations with Aboriginal people, for whom questions of extinction are up-close and very personal, Rose develops a mode of exposition that is dialogical, philosophical, and open-ended.

An inspiration for Rose--and a touchstone throughout her book--is the endangered dingo of Australia. The dingo is not the first animal to face extinction, but its story is particularly disturbing because the threat to its future is being actively engineered by humans. The brazenness with which the dingo is being wiped out sheds valuable, and chilling, light on the likely fate of countless other animal and plant species.

People save what they love, observed Michael Soule, the great conservation biologist. We must ask whether we, as humans, are capable of loving--and therefore capable of caring for--the animals and plants that are disappearing in a cascade of extinctions. Wild Dog Dreaming engages this question, and the result is a bold account of the entangled ethics of love, contingency, and desire.

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Noting that we are in the midst of Earth's sixth great extinction event, and that this event is entirely human-driven, Rose looks at the fate of the endangered dingo, and of humankind, asking whether we humans can change ourselves enough to change our impacts. To this end, she compares western rational concepts with Australian aboriginal worldviews and the writings of modern ecologists, drawing from personal experience as well from literature, history, mythology, and biology, examining views on life, death, competition, kinship, fear, and love. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN:
9780813930916
Author:
Rose, Deborah Bird
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Aquaculture
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Extinction
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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