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Metamorphoses of the zoo : animal encounter after Noah

Author: Ralph R Acampora
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.
Series: Toposophia.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By focusing on themes such as interspecies ethics and eco-psychological health, this unique collection will interest those in disciplines ranging from ecophilosophy to humanistic psychology to environmental studies."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph R Acampora
ISBN: 9780739134542 073913454X 9780739134566 0739134566
OCLC Number: 542263640
Description: vii, 271 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : off the ark : restoring biophilia / Ralph R. Acampora --
Zoos as welfare arks? : reflections on an ethical course for zoos / Koen Margodt --
Nooz : ending zoo exploitation / Lisa Kemmerer --
Through a frame darkly : a phenomenological critique of zoos / Bernard E. Rollin --
Beyond zoos : Marianne Moore and Albrecht Dürer / Randy Malamud --
Respectful stewardship of a hybrid nature : the role of concrete encounters / Chilla Bulbeck --
Whale and human agency in world-making : decolonizing whale-human encounters / Traci Warkentin and Leesa Fawcett --
Boring a wormhole in the zoological ark / David Lulka --
Open door policy : humanity's relinquishment of "right to sight" and the emergence of feral culture / G.A. Bradshaw, Barbara Smuts, and Debra Durham --
Earth trusts: a quality vision for animals? / Helena Pedersen and Natalie Dian --
From zoo to zoöpolis : effectively enacting Eden / Matthew Chrulew --
Zoöpolis / Jennifer Wolch --
Inventionist ethology : sustainable designs for reawakening human-animal interactivity / Ralph R. Acampora --
Afterword : following zootopian visions / Nicole Mazur.
Series Title: Toposophia.
Responsibility: edited by Ralph R. Acampora.

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By focusing on themes such as interspecies ethics and eco-psychological health, this unique collection will interest those in disciplines ranging from ecophilosophy to humanistic psychology to environmental studies."--Jacket.

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The purposes of zoos have been intensely scrutinized in recent decades. Conservation and education are the most commonly given reasons; however, simple entertainment is all too often their actual Read more...

 
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