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Making Animals

Carrie Friese

in Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729083
eISBN:
9780814729090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729083.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the practices and logics that are being argued for when cloned animals are unequivocally classified as part of the endangered species. Focusing on the cloned gaur, African ... More


Genetic Values

Carrie Friese

in Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729083
eISBN:
9780814729090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729083.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores how cloning reproduces and sustains the centrality of sex in the biopolitics of the zoo. Focusing on the cloned banteng, it considers the so-called “genetic values” that are so ... More


American Zoos: A Shifting Balance between Recreation and Conservation

Pamela M. Henson

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

American zoos went through significant changes in basic goals during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from parks for recreation and education to centers for conservation of endangered species. ... More


Committing to Conservation: Can Zoos and Aquariums Deliver on Their Promise?

Rick Barongi

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on why and how modern zoos and aquariums can and must play a more significant role in --and have a greater impact on--saving animals in the wild. While a core mission for most ... More


Teetering on the Brink of Extinction: The Passenger Pigeon, the Bison, and American Zoo Culture in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Mark V. Barrow

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines how American zoological gardens responded to the rapid, nearly simultaneous decline of two iconic species at the turn of the nineteenth century: the bison and the passenger ... More


(Re)Introducing the Przewalski’s Horse

Nigel Rothfels

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter critiques general claims about zoological gardens serving as “arks” for species that have become, or are endangered from becoming, extinct in the wild by examining the case of the ... More


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