Lively commodities and encounter value

  title={Lively commodities and encounter value},
  author={Maan Barua},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  pages={725 - 744}
  • M. Barua
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Rendering nonhuman life for sale is a fundamental facet of contemporary capitalism. Political economy extensively examines how nature is commodified but fails to analyse the difference liveliness of animals makes to processes of commodification. Drawing upon empirical work on lions and elephants in the political economies of tourism and biodiversity conservation in India, this paper proposes analytics for understanding commodification and accumulation in relational and less humanist terms… Expand

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