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Environmental Humanities Colloquium: Humans as Acquired Taste

Jacob Dlamini, History

October 16, 2019 · 4:30 pm-6:00 pm · 111 East Pyne

Princeton Environmental Institute

Jacob Dlamini, will discuss how the policy of killing predators that attack humans is primarily based on the assumption that humans are separate from the food chain and does not have a strong basis in animal-behavior science. “Man-eaters” are framed as deviants from the species hierarchy that acquired a taste for human flesh. Dlamini will draw upon his work in South Africa’s Kruger National Park to evaluate this and other classification regimes that govern conservation by imposing human values on natural systems.

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