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«Wolf Conflicts» is now out in English

Publisert 29.05.2017

Berghahn Books has published the book “Wolf conflicts: A Sociological Study”. You may order it now!

The authors of the book are Ketil Skogen, Olve Krange and Helene Figari, all scientists and sociologists at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA).

We quote from the newsletter from Berghahn Books:

“To our knowledge, this is the first comprehensive analysis of conflicts over large carnivores that see these controversies primarily as social conflicts embedded in deeper tensions in contemporary societies, and not so much as conflicts between animals and people. The book points out that wolf conflicts are primarily conflicts between people, over wolves.

As Michael Woods writes on the book's webpage: Wolf Conflicts is not a book about wolves per se, but rather an exploration of what human interactions with wolves can tell us about contemporary rural societies.

Wolf Conflicts points to the intersection of social class and rurality as a key to understanding many conflicts over land use and conservation. The book has a strong empirical basis, in the form of interviews conducted over many years.”

You may read order the book here.

(Berghahn Books encourage you to take advantage of a limited time 50% off discount offer available on their website by entering the code SKO207 at checkout, valid until June 30th, 2017.)

For more information, please contact:

Ketil Skogen, senior research scientist, Norwegian institute for nature research


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