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Zooland : the institution of captivity

Author: Irus Braverman
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Cultural lives of law.
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"This book takes a unique stance on a controversial topic: zoos. Zoos have their ardent supporters and their vocal detractors. While we all have opinions on what zoos do, few people consider how they do it. Modern zoos have transformed themselves from places created largely for entertainment to globally connected institutions that emphasize care through conservation and education. Irus Braverman draws on more than  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irus Braverman
ISBN: 9780804783576 0804783578 9780804783583 0804783586
OCLC Number: 788276361
Description: xiv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Naturalizing zoo animals --
Classifying zoo animals --
Seeing zoo animals --
Naming zoo animals --
Registering zoo animals --
Regulating zoo animals --
Reproducing zoo animals.
Series Title: Cultural lives of law.
Responsibility: Irus Braverman.

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"Braverman's Zooland engages with the new zoos of the 21st century. It is an innovative book, adding a new chapter to understanding how zoos evolve ... Drawing upon Foucault, Braverman's ethnography Read more...

 
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