Survival writing: autobiography versus primatology in the conservation diaries of Alison Jolly

Jolly, Margaretta (2019) Survival writing: autobiography versus primatology in the conservation diaries of Alison Jolly. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 34 (3). pp. 467-484. ISSN 2151-7290

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Abstract

Donna Haraway’s ecological visions frame this exploration of my mother Alison Jolly’s writings as a primatologist of ring-tailed lemurs. My mother, I propose, chose auto/biographical modes to unsettle anthropomorphic and Western perspectives and to enhance conservation efforts in Madagascar. I find solace in this and in Haraway’s ideas about survival as publisher of Mum’s diaries after her death.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE070 Environmental education
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1073 Thanatology. Death. Dying
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4390 Diaries
Depositing User: Margaretta Jolly
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 15:23
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 15:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/85975

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