Tag: Culling

  • The Futility and Power of Cleaning a Landscape

    Published in Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. This paper investigates why the culling of corvids in Northern Cyprus continues despite it being recognised by those that do it as ineffective. Participant observation, semi-structured interviews and archival research were conducted with a range of people involved in the management and practice of culling. The analysis […]

    The Futility and Power of Cleaning a Landscape
  • What culling corvids tells me about the UK government response to COVID-19

    I spent five years of my life trying to work out why people around me were shooting so many corvids (crows and magpies). They told me the corvids were stealing their partridges and rabbits. What I saw was that it was fun to spend the day with some friends out roaming the countryside. I saw […]

    What culling corvids tells me about the UK government response to COVID-19
  • The Dirty Nature of Paternalistic Care

    The world is increasingly controlled through administration, but it is not a productive process as it often claims to be. It is the exploitation of ideas of harm in order to gain control of resources. Paternalistic ‘democratic’ and ‘caring’ processes are at the very heart of this exploitation.

    The Dirty Nature of Paternalistic Care