The promises of pests

wildlife in agricultural landscapes

Emily O'Gorman, Thomas van Dooren

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Abstract

This paper explores the place of pest species in agricultural landscapes in Australia. Drawing on historical, ethnographic and philosophical research, we consider the very particular-reductive, utilitarian, monological-ways of understanding and valuing landscapes that lead to some animals being classified as pests. We propose that paying attention to pests might offer a productive way into challenging these logics and opening up more creative and inclusive agricultural possibilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Zoologist
Volume39
Issue number1
Early online date2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Australia
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • History
  • Pest
  • Social dimensions

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