“Hit them hard and hit them well.” Possums, Pollution, and the Past in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Referring to a newspaper article on an incident in 2015, the paper sheds light on the public representation of possums as polluters and threats to native biodiversity in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Their status as “pests” draws on the distinction between native and non-native nature and reflects how the ideal state of the environment is normatively framed.
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