Power, Care and Species Difference in Orangutan Rehabilitation in Sarawak: A Roundtable

Juno Salazar Parrenas, Alicia Izharuddin, Monamie Bhadra Haines, Faizah Zakaria, Robert Cribb

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    Juno Parrenas' ground-breaking monograph examines how power relations are embedded in interactions of work and care between humans and animals, using the case of orangutan rehabilitation in Sarawak as a lens. It encourages us to imagine a different, ethical mode of living with animals even if it involves risks to ourselves. Each contributor to this roundtable critically analyzes an aspect of the book. Alicia Izharuddin focuses on issues arising from gendered care in the volume, Monamie Haines reflects on how the book deploys the concepts of nature-culture and decolonization, Faizah Zakaria discusses the moral imperatives in the book and the possibilities it holds for radical change, and Robert Cribb analyzes the book's colonial framework and the multiple meanings that freedom could take for humans and animals alike.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)203-215
    JournalJournal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
    Issue number320, part 1
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


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