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By Sarah Whatmore

Hybrid Geographies severely examines the "opposition" among nature and tradition, the fabric and the social, as represented in clinical, environmental and well known discourses. Demonstrating that the realm isn't really an completely human success, Hybrid Geographies reconsiders the relation among human and non-human, the social and the cloth, exhibiting how they're in detail and variously associated.

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For as soon as the leopards are caught, you have my people, whom I have sent [on another matter] to look after the animals’ keep and bring them to Rome. I think, too, if you write encouragingly, I shall send some more men of mine to your part of the world. (Jennison, 1937: 137–8, original translation) Cicero puts off any response until Caelius’s aedileship is certain and even then, reluctant to press local elites with official orders for a municipal hunt so early in his appointment, he merely commissions some commercial hunters to capture leopards.

Perversely, the multi-sensual animality of the creatures caught up in these performances of wildlife all but disappears in both cases as they become symbolic and material units in some human currency – blood and death perhaps for the Roman crowd; genes and resources for the visionaries of planetary management. In the second of the manoeuvres outlined above, we catch another glimpse of these wildlife networks as if their animal participants mattered both as active agents and experiential subjects.

In this affair the trouble for you is only to talk – I mean, to issue orders officially and to give commissions (imperandi et mandandi). For as soon as the leopards are caught, you have my people, whom I have sent [on another matter] to look after the animals’ keep and bring them to Rome. I think, too, if you write encouragingly, I shall send some more men of mine to your part of the world. (Jennison, 1937: 137–8, original translation) Cicero puts off any response until Caelius’s aedileship is certain and even then, reluctant to press local elites with official orders for a municipal hunt so early in his appointment, he merely commissions some commercial hunters to capture leopards.

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