Donne e uomini nella protezione degli uccelli: un’analisi comparativa

Autore: Valérie Chansigaud
In: Genesis. XII/2, 2013
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Women and Men in the Protection of Birds: a Comparative Analysis
In many Western countries organizations dedicated to the protection of birds appeared during the second half of the nineteenth century. Just prior World War I, tens of thousands of people are members of such organizations in English and German speaking countries. These organizations share several characteristics particularly the existence of a majority of women and a discourse denouncing the cruelty and selfishness which prevailed in the destruction of birds. In addition, scholarly ornithological organizations gradually opened to women. Under the dual influence of women activists and women scientists, the practice of ornithology evolved, gradually abandoning hunting in favor of the observation of live birds in their natural environment.