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Tickle, Lara, 2016. An exploration of hunting in modern society : can hunting transcend alienation?. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



This study explores whether hunting can transcend alienation between modern society and nature in Sweden. Modernity is discussed from a Marxist perspective as being the cause of people’s alienation from nature and natural sources of production. Exploring hunting’s potential to reconnect people with nature is done through studying empirical material and interviewing Swedish hunters. The research argues that hunting educates people about their natural surroundings and provides them with an active role in natural environments through managing and harvesting wildlife. Hunters can learn to appreciate wildlife and ecosystems, bridging the alienation gap by reconnecting people with natural sources of production and facilitating the perspective that people do not exist as separate from nature. The effects of modernity on hunting are also discussed to reflect the paradox of hunting as an ancient activity in modernized world.

Main title:An exploration of hunting in modern society
Subtitle:can hunting transcend alienation?
Authors:Tickle, Lara
Supervisor:Hansen, Hans Peter
Examiner:Von Essen, Erica and Hallgren, Lars
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2016
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM026 Environmental communication and management - Master's programme
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:hunting, modernity, alienation
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Forestry - General aspects
Forestry production
Animal taxonomy and geography
Deposited On:13 Apr 2016 10:21
Metadata Last Modified:28 Jan 2019 10:30

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