Settler sanctuaries and the stoat-free state

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Show simple item record Boswell, Anna en 2018-10-04T22:45:30Z en 2017 en
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dc.description.abstract Aotearoa/New Zealand has forged a contemporary international identity as a leader in the establishment and management of animal sanctuaries. This article treats Aotearoa/New Zealand as a ‘typically exceptional’ or ‘exceptionally typical’ example, seeking to unravel the deeper settler colonial investment in sanctuary as concept and practice. It is especially interested in what animal sanctuaries in Aotearoa/New Zealand might look like from the perspective of the stoat (Mustela erminea), and why such a perspective might matter. Acclimatised by Europeans from the 1880s onwards to help secure agronomic settlement, and more recently named as a so-called ‘animal pest’ to be targeted by the New Zealand government’s ‘Predator Free 2050’ campaign, the stoat discloses a foundational history that yokes sanctuary and settlement. It also reveals ongoing patterns of displacement and persecution. From the stoat’s position outside the perimeter fence, the article proposes, the settler colonial logics of enclosure and ‘deathworlding’ (Rose 12) appear exceptional in the extreme. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Animal Studies Journal en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.title Settler sanctuaries and the stoat-free state en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 109 en
pubs.volume 6 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 136 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 711279 en Arts en Humanities en English and Drama en
dc.identifier.eissn 2201-3008 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-11-12 en 2017-11-30 en

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