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B is for Boar


Claydon, A, B is for Boar, Animalia: An Anti-Imperial Bestiary for Our Times, Duke University Press, A Burton and R Marawi (ed), United States, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781478011286 (2020) [Other Book Chapter]

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Almost anywhere one went in the vast territories of the British Empire, one was likely to find boar. Whether they were introduced as domestic pigs that went feral, or whether they were an indigenous population of Sus scrofa, boar were everywhere, and were both a boon and a plague. They were an indispensable ally to the settler, providing a ready and a plentiful source of food. They were also a powerful foe, threatening livestock, crops, ecosystems, and even politics and people. Boar seemed to both undermine and advance empire at every cloven-hoofed step, a contradictory status that sprang from their huge appetites, their fierce tempers, and their prodigious fertility.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:animals, science, hunting, imperialism
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Historical studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Claydon, A (Dr Annaliese Claydon)
ID Code:122040
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-27
Last Modified:2020-07-07

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