Is the Puerto Rican Parrot Worth Saving? The Biopolitics of Endangerment and Grievability

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Is the Puerto Rican Parrot Worth Saving? The Biopolitics of Endangerment and Grievability

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Published as Chapter 5 in Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death, Patricia J. Lopez & Kathryn A. Gillespie, eds.

“Is the Puerto Rican Worth Saving? The Biopolitics of Endangerment and Grievability” describes how threatened species lists elevate listed nonhuman species from the realm of biological life into that of a political life that is both worth saving and worth grieving. The chapter provides a novel perspective on the biopolitics of lists that highlights both their affirmative properties and their acute relevance for understanding the governance of entire nonhuman species.

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Routledge

ISBN

9781138805767

First Page

73

Last Page

94

Keywords

endangered species, conservation, biopolitics, captivity, grievability, legal ethnography, IUCN’s Red List for Threatened Species

Disciplines

Environmental Law | Law

Is the Puerto Rican Parrot Worth Saving? The Biopolitics of Endangerment and Grievability

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