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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Circulating elephants : unpacking the geographies of a cosmopolitan animal

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BARUA M. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography and the Environment, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

This paper seeks to develop a ‘more-than-human’ cosmopolitanism that accounts for the presence of nonhuman animals and entities in stories of circulation and contact. Through a multi-sited ethnography of elephant conservation in India and the UK, the paper illustrates how animals become participants in forging connections across difference. Through their circulation, elephants become cosmopolitan, present in diverse cultures and serving banal global consumption. The paper then illustrates how cosmopolitan elephants may be coercive, giving rise to political frictions and new inequalities when mobilised by powerful, transnational environmental actors. It concludes by discussing the methodological and conceptual implications of a more-than-human cosmopolitanism

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no4 [pp. 559-573]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 carte, 4 ill.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3702

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/tran.12047

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