Wild Dog Dreaming: Love and Extinction

Wild Dog Dreaming Love and Extinction 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 re

  • Title: Wild Dog Dreaming: Love and Extinction
  • Author: Deborah Bird Rose
  • ISBN: 9780813930916
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 wWe 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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    1. if not for the lingering anthropological condescension this would be the perfect book. and all the death. boy, i didn’t realize what i was getting into, what with all this death business here. but it’s fine, worthwhile meditation. it got kinda overly gruesome for a sec with the european australian police massacring dingoes. the ramifications of death and life that come up are definitely engaging and yet it could be a little more prolonged, specific and deeper, but i guess this is also really [...]

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