"Goats, Marginality and the 'Dangerous Other'"

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Environment and History (journal)

Siddle, David. “Goats, Marginality and the ‘Dangerous Other.’” Environment and History 15, no. 4 (Nov., 2009): 521–36. doi:10.3197/096734009X12532652872117. Mediterranean vegetation is increasingly subject to high summer temperatures. Scrubland grazing by the omnivorous goat (Capra hircus) could reduce the risk of widespread fires. But goat populations have been controlled by bans and restrictions for many centuries. The political, economic and cultural reasons why the animal had such an unsavoury reputation are explored. All rights reserved. © 2009 The White Horse Press