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Managing Wolves: Biopolitics, Knowledge and Wilderness in the Debate around Swedish Wolf Management

Timan, Frida LU (2016) HEKK02 20152
Human Ecology
Abstract
The research of this thesis aims at exploring, and adding a contribution to, the academic work devoted to analyzing techniques for wildlife management using Foucauldian Biopolitics. This case study researches the attitudes of six pro-wolf people toward techniques for wildlife management. This research finds that in order to understand these attitudes, one has to combine the understanding of biopolitics with an understanding for the social constructedness of “Wilderness”. Moreover, this thesis argues that the interviewees’ attitudes toward techniques for wolf management reflect their understanding of the wolf, the wolf opponent and the pro-wolf person, through a review of their separate characteristics.
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author
Timan, Frida LU
supervisor
organization
course
HEKK02 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Political Ecology, Biopoltics, Wilderness, Wolf Management, Wildlife Management, Knowledge, Feminist Epistemology, Power/Knowledge
language
English
id
8512034
date added to LUP
2016-03-31 10:46:41
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2016-04-08 11:36:22
@misc{8512034,
  abstract     = {The research of this thesis aims at exploring, and adding a contribution to, the academic work devoted to analyzing techniques for wildlife management using Foucauldian Biopolitics. This case study researches the attitudes of six pro-wolf people toward techniques for wildlife management. This research finds that in order to understand these attitudes, one has to combine the understanding of biopolitics with an understanding for the social constructedness of “Wilderness”. Moreover, this thesis argues that the interviewees’ attitudes toward techniques for wolf management reflect their understanding of the wolf, the wolf opponent and the pro-wolf person, through a review of their separate characteristics.},
  author       = {Timan, Frida},
  keyword      = {Political Ecology,Biopoltics,Wilderness,Wolf Management,Wildlife Management,Knowledge,Feminist Epistemology,Power/Knowledge},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Managing Wolves: Biopolitics, Knowledge and Wilderness in the Debate around Swedish Wolf Management},
  year         = {2016},
}