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Molecularising Nature: How Scandinavian Wolves Became Natural

Håkon B. Stokland


This paper examines the construction and stabilisation of Scandinavian wolves as natural and worthy of protection. I argue that molecular biology was crucial to this process, and that the most significant work of the molecular biologists was to construct boundaries between pairs of categories, such as natural and unnatural.

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