Understanding the human-animal interactions within civet trades
Studying the interactions between humans and civets within the emergent civet pet trade
Investigating the multi-species networks involved in the kopi luwak tourism industry
Studying the human-civet interactions involved in species conservation
The Civet Project's mission is to research and advocate for civets, a poorly understood family of mammals devoid of much scientific or ethnographic inquiry.
The Civet Project is an invitation to understand human-civet interactions. Whether you are a kopi luwak partisan, coffee devotee, travel enthusiast, civet pet owner, or you've never heard of civets at all, civets have assimilated into society in vast and complex ways. The interactions humans have with civets are numerous and occur across the globe. Yet there is little ethnographic research focused on the relationships held between humans and civets within modern society.
The Civet Project is founded by Jes Hooper, Lecturer and PhD student studying the human-civet interactions within wildlife trade: a multi-species ethnography that explores the contextual impact of culture, ecology, economy and politics upon human-civet relatedness.
Jes seeks to contend anthropocentric dualism by considering agency in both humans and animals alike. Surely when investigating the compounding factors involved within consumerism, tourism, species conservation and pet ownership, both the human and animal offer intriguing insight?
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