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    DescriptionChoice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008 Human culture is now more dangerous to nonhuman animals than ever before. The destruction of natural habitats and the killing of animals for food, science, medicine or trophy - sometimes to the point of extinction - is the stuff of newspaper headlines. We live in a time when the idea of an animal's habitat has almost become irrelevant, except as a historical curiosity, yet also in a time when the public and philosophical acknowledgement of animal rights and environmental ethics is on the rise. Animals are enmeshed in human culture simply because people are so interested in them. Animals remain central to our sense of the natural world. Our pets are often seen as our closest companions through life. At the same time, the last century has seen the use of animals in scientific experimentation and the major changes in industrial-scale animal farming. Never has the relationship between human and non-human animals been more hotly contested. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Animals, this volume presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary Symbolism, Hunting, Domestication, Sports and Entertainment, Science, Philosophy, and Art. Volume 6 in the Cultural History of Animals edited by Linda Kalof and Brigitte Resl


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    Title
    A Cultural History of Animals in the Modern Age
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Randy Malamud, Contributions by Boria Sax, Contributions by Garry R. Marvin, Contributions by Margo DeMello, Contributions by David Hancocks, Contributions by Karen Rader, Contributions by Ralph Acampora, Contributions by Jonathan Burt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 102 mm
    Weight: 3,992 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845203818
    ISBN 10: 184520381X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    DC22: 590
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JFFZ
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15560
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037030, NAT001000, HIS037020, SOC002010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    LC classification: QL85 .C85 2007
    DC22: 590.904
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, JBFU
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    15 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Randy Malamud is Professor of English at Georgia State University, author of Reading Zoos: Representations of Animals and Captivity and Poetic Animals and Animal Souls.
    Review quote
    The Cultural History of Animals presents an innovative and compelling introduction to current scholarship about the historical relationships between people and other animals. Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, M.I.T. An innovative and ambitious project that synthesizes knowledge of animals as living creatures and their symbolic representations... an invaluable contribution to our understanding... A combination of surprise and entertainment with serious research gives these volumes a place in the best tradition of accessible science. Bernd Huppauf, New York University for H-Soz-u-Kult High quality editing, clear writing, and abundant visual illustrations ... These volumes will be basic to future scholarship dealing with animals and society. Essential. Choice
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Famous Animals in Modern Culture Randy Malamud, Georgia State University 1. The Golden Spider and Her World-Wide Web: Sacred and Symbolic Animals in the Era of Change Boria Sax, Mercy College 2. Hunting in the Modern Age Garry Marvin, Roehampton University 3. The Present and Future of Animal Domestication Margo DeMello, Albuquerque TVI College, New Mexico 4. Zoo Animals as Entertainment Exhibitions David Hancocks, Royal Institute of British Architects,, Australia 5. Scientific Animals: The Laboratory and its Human-Animal Relations, from Dba to Dolly Karen Rader, Virginia Commonwealth University 6. Animal Philosophy: Ethics and Zoontology Ralph Acampora, Hofstra University 7. Animals in Twentieth Century Art Jonathan Burt, Independent Scholar, UK Notes Bibliography Index