Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2022 Eloise Magoncelli
An ongoing evolution of commodified elephants has shaped the way contemporary conservation theory approaches the species’ role in human-wildlife ecosystems today. This process has made their survival seemingly contingent upon capitalism, their value often higher than the humans they neighbor, and resolutions to ivory trade-related problems complicated by sources of profit, exploitation, and colonial-era structures of power. Must this be the case?
Magoncelli, Eloise, "Visualizing an Anti-Capitalist Future Amidst a Commodified Landscape: Learning from the African Savanna Elephant" (2022). Scripps Senior Theses. 1918.