Saving Animals: The Politics of Rescue, Captivity, and Care|
Spring 2022 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Animal Studies|
This course examines the major issues related to captive animal care and rescue across a wide variety of contexts, especially the current global extinction crisis, with specific attention to the ethical, political, and social dimensions of human-animal interactions. Discussions, films, readings, and an independent research project will introduce students to key concepts related to animal care and rescue. Specifically, the course will focus on topics including the ethical dilemmas of care, the politics of extinction and conservation, animal trafficking, wildlife rehabilitation efforts, wildlife refuges, captive animal sanctuaries, and zoos.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Readings TBD, but can possibly include: Elan Abrell: SAVING ANIMALS: MULTISPECIES ECOLOGIES OF RESCUE AND CARE; Rosemary-Claire Collard: ANIMAL TRAFFIC: LIVELY CAPITAL IN THE GLOBAL EXOTIC PET TRADE; Irus Braverman: ZOOLAND: THE INSTITUTION OF CAPTIVITY; Lori Gruen (ed.): THE ETHICS OF CAPTIVITY; Juno Salazar Parreņas: DECOLONIZING EXTINCTION: THE WORK OF CARE IN ORANGUTAN REHABILITATION; and Thom Van Dooren: FLIGHT WAYS: LIFE AND LOSS AT THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION.
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2 short papers, book review, final paper.
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