AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Accumulating Absence-Cultural
Productions of the Sixth Extinction Genese Marie SodikoffPart 1.
The Social Construction of Biotic Extinction
1. A Species Apart: Ideology, Science, and the End of Life Janet Chernela
2. From Ecocide to Genetic Rescue: Can Technoscience Save the Wild? Tracey Heatherington
3. Totem and Taboo Reconsidered: Endangered Species and Moral Practice in Madagascar Genese Marie SodikoffPart 2. Endangered Species and Emergent Identities
4. Tortoise Soup for the Soul: Finding a Space for Human History in Evolution's Laboratory Jill Constantino
5. Global Environmentalism and the Emergence of Indigeneity: The Politics of Cultural and Biological Diversity in China Michael HathawayPart 3. Red-Listed Languages
6. Last Words, Final Thoughts: Collateral Extinctions in Maliseet Language Death Bernard C. Perley
7. Dying Young: Pidgins, Creoles, and Other Contact Languages as Endangered Languages Paul B. GarrettPart 4. Prehistories of an Apex Predator
8. Demise of the Bet Hedgers: A Case Study of Human Impacts on Past and Present Lemurs of Madagascar Laurie R. Godfrey and Emilienne Rasoazanabary
9. Disappearing Wildmen: Capture, Extirpation, and Extinction as Regular Components of Representations of Putative Hairy Hominoids Gregory ForthEpilogue: Prolegomenon for a New Totemism Peter M. WhiteleyList of Contributors
Discusses extinction as a force shaping socio-cultural and biological life
Genese Marie Sodikoff is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rutgers University, Newark. She is author of Forest and Labor in Madagascar: From Colonial Concession to Global Biosphere (IUP, 2012).
"[F]ulfills a very important need... It is in keeping with the best and most important aspects of 'posthumanism' and the trend toward questioning the boundaries between human and nonhuman life... [R]eadable and thought-provoking." Molly Mullin, author (with Rebecca Cassidy) Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered