"Living With Parasites in Palo Verde National Park"

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Kirksey, Eben. “Living With Parasites in Palo Verde National Park.” Environmental Humanities, vol. 1 (November 2012): 23–55.

Bruno Latour has tried to bring a parliamentary democracy to the domain of nature. Wading through the swamps of Palo Verde, a national park in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, and wandering onto neighbouring agricultural lands, Eben Kirksey claims to have failed to find a central place where people were speaking for nature. Departing from a failed attempt to speak for another species, his paper considers how diverging values and obligations shape relationships in multi-species worlds. — Adapted from the author’s abstract.

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