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dc.contributor.authorChua, L
dc.contributor.authorFair, H
dc.contributor.authorSchreer, V
dc.contributor.authorStępień, A
dc.contributor.authorThung, PH
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-25T11:49:50Z
dc.date.available2021-11-25T11:49:50Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0094-0496
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331137
dc.description.abstractIn an era of mass extinction, who gets a life jacket, who is left to drown or swim—and on what basis? This article addresses these questions by analyzing how tropes and practices of responsibility are variously enacted, reworked, contested, and refused across the global nexus of orangutan conservation. Drawing on multisited, collaborative ethnography, we trace the mutually constitutive relation between multiple orangutan figures and commons imaginaries at different nodes of conservation—from environmental activism in the Global North to NGO-villager encounters in rural Borneo. In so doing, we “uncommon” international conservation's encompassing planetary imaginaries, showing how dominant portrayals of the orangutan as a global responsibility are translated and fragmented in different settings. We further contemplate what an analytic of responsibility might bring to ongoing discussions about the “commoning” planetary epoch in which conservation is increasingly embedded: the Anthropocene.
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Research Council Starting Grant 758494, Arcus Foundation Great Apes Program, Brunel University London
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title“Only the orangutans get a life jacket”: Uncommoning responsibility in a global conservation nexus
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameAmerican Ethnologist
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78584
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78584
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-05-20
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/amet.13045
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-05-20
dc.contributor.orcidChua, L [0000-0001-7518-8181]
dc.contributor.orcidFair, H [0000-0002-1758-778X]
dc.contributor.orcidSchreer, V [0000-0002-9733-7819]
dc.identifier.eissn1548-1425
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) ERC (758494)
cam.issuedOnline2021-11-23


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