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The Social Construction of Orangutans: An Ecotourist Experience

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Applying social construction theory to the study of other animals, this article reports research conducted on ecotourist constructions of orangutans. Two "stories" dominated: Orangutan as Child and Orangutan as Pristine. The cultural and historical specificity of these constructs as well as their implications for conservation are discussed.

Affiliations: 1: ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN EDUCATION, CANADA

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1995-01-01
2016-12-09

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