What are the animals to us? : approaches from science, religion, folklore, literature, and art (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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What are the animals to us? : approaches from science, religion, folklore, literature, and art

Author: David Aftandilian
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"From the first woolly mammoths painted in exquisite detail on Paleolithic cave walls to contemporary depictions of anthropomorphized mice as heroes of animated films and fiction, animals have played crucial roles in human cultures around the world. In What Are the Animals to Us? scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines explore the diverse meanings of animals in science, religion, folklore, literature,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
What are the animals to us?
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608084383
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Aftandilian
ISBN: 157233472X 9781572334724
OCLC Number: 64624881
Description: xxv, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. From totems to tales : folklore, myth, and animals. The waving ones : cats, folklore, and the experiential source hypothesis / Lynne S. McNeill --
Spirits, sex, and wealth : fox lore and fox worship in late imperial china / Xiaofei Kang --
Serpentine mates in Japanese folklore / Ria Koopmans-de Bruijn --
Frogs, snakes, and agricultural fertility : interpreting Illinois Mississippian representations / Dave Aftandilian --
pt. 2. Real toads in imaginary gardens : animals in literature and history. The nature and culture of species : eighteenth-century and contemporary views / E.J.W. Hinds --
Wild animals in a free man's world? North American references in Norwegian sportsmen's descriptions of reindeer, 1850-1950 / Elisabet Sveingar Amundsen --
Wild birds in Aquilino Ribeiro's writings : using literature as a source for environmental history / Ana Isabel Queiroz and Maria Teresa L.M.B. Andresen --
The triumphant tiger : short narratives by Jorge Luis Borges / Susan Braden --
Dark brothers and shadow souls : Ursula K. Le Guin's animal "fables" / Tonia L. Payne --
pt. 3. Holy dogs and scared bunnies : animals in art and religion. Holy dogs and asses : stories told through animal saints / Laura Hobgood-Oster --
Paw prints on preaching : the healing power of biblical stories about animals / Rev. Susan Carole Roy --
Personification of pets : the evolution of canine cartoons in the New Yorker / Anne Alden--
Snakes and bunnies : the postmodern animal in the art of Ray Johnson / Muffet Jones --
pt. 4. Come into animal presence : ethics, ethology, and Konrad Lorenz. Konrad Lorenz and the mythology of science / Boria Sax --
The ethical and responsible conduct of science and the question of political ideology : Konrad Lorenz in the field of ethology / Lynette A. Hart --
Lorenz and reduction / Bruce Hackett.
Responsibility: edited by Dave Aftandilian ; assistant editors, Marion W. Copeland and David Scofield Wilson.
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"From the first woolly mammoths painted in exquisite detail on Paleolithic cave walls to contemporary depictions of anthropomorphized mice as heroes of animated films and fiction, animals have played crucial roles in human cultures around the world. In What Are the Animals to Us? scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines explore the diverse meanings of animals in science, religion, folklore, literature, and art."--Jacket.

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