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Reading Zoos in the Age of the Anthropocene

Thick Descriptions

Over the last few years, research master students involved with the project have visited different zoos in the Netherlands and written about their experiences. Following Clifford Geertz’ concept of “thick description” the students have produced elaborate essays analyzing the various human-animal interactions happening in the zoo.

Blijdorp Rotterdam (2017):

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo (2018):

Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen (2019):