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Looking at animals in human history

Author: Linda Kalof
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book provides a broad historical overview of our representations of animals, from prehistory to postmodernity, and how those representations have altered with changing social conditions. Taking in a wide range of visual and textual materials, Linda Kalof unearths many surprising and revealing examples of our depictions of animals. She also examines them in a broad sweep of literature, narrative and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Kalof
ISBN: 9781861893345 1861893345 9780826460981 0826460984 9786612264375 6612264373 9781861894939 1861894937
OCLC Number: 85898628
Description: ix, 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Prehistory, before 5000 BC --
New relationships --
2. Antiquity, 5000 BC-AD 500 --
Untamed nature, cities and war --
Domestication --
Hunting --
Slaughter as spectacle --
Menageries and the exotic --
3. The Middle Ages, 500-1400 --
Changing relationships --
Animals, mortality and sex --
Animals and devalued humans --
Domestication --
Animals, humans and the plague --
Hunting --
Fear --
Public processions and rituals --
Animal trials --
Entertainment --
Medieval menageries --
4. The Renaissance, 1400-1600 --
Death, disease and dead animals --
Hunting --
Social disorder and animal massacres --
Animal-baiting --
Cultural analyses of animal-baiting --
Ceremony and ritual --
Horns, masculinity and honour --
Looking toward animal welfare. 5. The Enlightenment, 1600-1800 --
Dead animal portraiture --
Live animal portraiture --
Animal massacres as ritual --
Exhibition as entertainment --
Exotics and pets --
Dogs and rabies --
Exhibition as education --
Growing opposition to cruelty --
Looking at cruelty --
6. Modernity, 1800-2000 --
Dogcarts, rabies and sex --
Natural history and hunting --
Spectacles of game hunting --
Zoo spectacles --
Theme park spectacles --
Bullfighting as ritual --
Looking at the postmodern animal --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Photo acknowledgements --
Responsibility: Linda Kalof.


From the first cave paintings to Britta Jaschinski's provocative animal photography, it seems we have been describing and portraying animals for as long as we have been human. This book provides a  Read more...


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