Pain of Extinction: The Death of a Vulture

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Show simple item record Van Dooren, T 2011-02-07T06:27:57Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Cultural Studies Review, 2010, 16 (2), pp. 271 - 289
dc.identifier.issn 1446-8123
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract In the mid-1990s it was discovered that populations of three species of Asian vulture were disappearing at an unprecedented rate throughout India and the surrounding region. In attempting to convey the gravity of this situation we are often drawn to present it through numbers and data, to recount, for example, that 99 per cent of the Oriental white-rumped vultures (Gyps bengalensis) are now gone. But is this an appropriately ethical response to the mass death of vultures and the likely extinction of their species? In contrast to these more conventional accounts of extinctions, this article takes up the pain of vultures and the claim for response and responsibility that this pain issues. Writing about pain brings individual vultures (and others) back into our accounts as ethical subjects. But inside the multispecies communities of life that we all inescapably inhabit, I argue that this responsibility requires a worldliness beyond discrete individuals, and consequently must be understood as a generative opening, drawing us into entangled accountabilities.
dc.publisher UTS Epress
dc.title Pain of Extinction: The Death of a Vulture
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Cultural Studies Review
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 16
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 271 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 289 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 106441
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Education Group
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history Education Group (ID: 324)

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