Provocations from the Field - Extinction, Encountering and the Exigencies of Forgetting

@inproceedings{Vos2017ProvocationsFT,
  title={Provocations from the Field - Extinction, Encountering and the Exigencies of Forgetting},
  author={Rick de Vos},
  year={2017}
}
Stories of species extinction interpellate and legitimate each other, accumulating, in a discrete and synchronous order, a coherent history of extinction that allows them to be utilised in scientific and historical discourses as authoritative signs. These stories also translate and inscribe social and cultural encounters, however, where groups of different human and nonhuman animals interacted and made sense of these interactions. Great auks, for example, possess stories that exceed the… CONTINUE READING

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