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The impact of modernization on hunting ethics: Emerging taboos among contemporary Swedish hunters

Von Essen, Erica (2017). The impact of modernization on hunting ethics: Emerging taboos among contemporary Swedish hunters. Human dimensions of wildlife. 23:1, 21-38
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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/10871209.2018.1385111

Abstract

This study examines how processes of modernization affect hunting ethics, including commodification, cosmopolitanism, demographic shifts, technological innovation, and invasive species. The impact of such change processes has been documented in indigenous hunting societies, but not in postindustrial Western hunting communities. Instead, wildlife ethics are often seen as a private matter or a static inheritance from past generations, and not as researchable from a perspective of change. The underexposure of research on ethics in this context is explained as taking place within a framework of ethical subjectivism to the detriment of opening up ethics to a needed conversation as the context for hunting changes in modernity. This study uncovers the hunting ethics of contemporary Swedish hunters in response to modernization and reveals new lines of moral demarcation and emerging taboos for right and wrong hunting. It concludes by considering the virtue of hunting taboos for wildlife conservation.

Authors/Creators:Von Essen, Erica
Title:The impact of modernization on hunting ethics: Emerging taboos among contemporary Swedish hunters
Series/Journal:Human dimensions of wildlife (1533-158X)
Year of publishing :2017
Volume:23
Number:1
Page range:21-38
Number of Pages:18
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1533-158X
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Fish and Wildlife Management
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 6 Humanities > 603 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion > Ethics
Agrovoc terms:hunting, wildlife, human behaviour
Keywords:ethics, fair chase, globalization, hunting, modernization, taboo, wildlife
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4808
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4808
ID Code:15350
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:13 Mar 2018 09:58
Metadata Last Modified:26 Apr 2019 23:15

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