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Conflict, negotiation, and coexistence : rethinking human-elephant relations in South Asia

Author: Piers Locke; Jane Buckingham
Publisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"As formidable instruments of war, they have changed the destinies of empires. As marauding crop-raiders, the are despised. As an endangered species, they are cherished. Numerous and often contrasting are the ways in which elephants have been regarded by humans across millennia. Today, with reduced forest cover, human population expansion, and increasing industrialization, interaction between the two species is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piers Locke; Jane Buckingham
ISBN: 9780199467228 0199467226
OCLC Number: 950450670
Notes: Outgrowth of an international conference entitled "Symposium on Human-Elephant Relations in South and Southeast Asia" held at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, May 7-8, 2013. (Acknowledgements).
Description: x, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Conflict, coexistence, and the challenge of rethinking human-elephant relations / Piers Locke --
Part One. Humans and Elephants through Time. 1. The human-elephant relationship through the ages : a brief macro-scale history / Raman Sukumar ; 2. Towards a deep history of mahouts / Thomas R. Trautmann ; 3. Science of elephants in Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra / Patrick Olivelle ; 4. Symbolism and power : elephants and gendered authority in the Mughal world / Jane Buckingham ; 5. Trans-species colonial fieldwork : elephants as instruments and participants in mid-nineteenth-century India / Julian Baker ; 6. The hall of extinct monsters : mammoths, elephants, and nature in the palaeo-future / Amy L. Fletcher --
Part Two. Living with Elephants. 7. Animals, persons, gods : negotiating ambivalent relationships with captive elephants in Chitwan, Nepal / Piers Locke ; 8. Conduct and collaboration in human-elephant working communities of northeast India / Nicolas Lainé ; 9. Cultural values and practical realities in Sri Lankan human-elephant relations / Niclas Klixbüll --
Part Three. Sharing Space with Elephants. 10. Conservation and the history of human-elephant relations in Sri Lanka / Charles Santiapillai and S. Wijeyamohan ; 11. Elephant-human dandi : how humans and elephants move through the fringes of forest and village / Paul G. Keil ; 12. Challenges of coexistence : human-elephant conflicts in Wayanad, Kerala, South India / Ursula Münster ; 13. Ethnic diversity and human-elephant conflict in the Nilgiris, South India / Tarsh Thekaekara and Thomas F. Thornton.
Other Titles: Rethinking human-elephant relations in South Asia
Responsibility: edited by Piers Locke, Jane Buckingham.

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Outgrowth of an international conference entitled "Symposium on Human-Elephant Relations in South and Southeast Asia" held at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, May 7-8, 2013.  Read more...

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