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Cloning Wild Life: zoos, captivity, and the future of endangered animals

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Speaker(s): Dr Carrie Friese, Professor Charis Thompson
Chair: Professor Judy Wajcman

Recorded on 12 November 2013 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

The natural world is marked by an ever-increasing loss of varied habitats, species extinctions, and new kinds of dilemmas posed by global warming. At the same time, humans are working to actively shape this natural world through contemporary bioscience and biotechnology, as humans seek scientific solutions to environmental crisis. Cloned endangered animals in zoos sit at the apex of these trends. In her new book Carrie Friese argues that cloning technologies significantly affect our conceptualizations of and engagements with wildlife and nature.

Carrie Friese is associate professor of sociology at LSE.

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