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The online journal RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society publishes provocative, less formal pieces related to the RCC’s environment and society research themes.

Issue 2017/1

Troubling Species: Care and Belonging in a Relational World

What constitutes a pet or a pest, or defines something wild or domesticated? Humans create categories to order life in an ongoing attempt to establish places of belonging. The knowledge and motives behind such classifications direct our ways of caring for and about other beings with whom we share our worlds, from culling for conservation to rehabilitation for research animals. But the categories and the types of care we assign are very often tenuous and troubled in nature. The articles in this volume explore some of the intricacy, ambiguity, and even irony in our perceptions and approaches to “multispecies” relations.