Animals on Display: The Creaturely in Museums, Zoos, and Natural History

Animals on Display: The Creaturely in Museums, Zoos, and Natural History

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Paperback, Penn State University Press, 2013, ISBN13 9780271060712, ISBN10 0271060719
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John Berger famously said that "in the last two centuries, animals have gradually disappeared." Those who share his view contend that animals have been removed from our daily lives and that we have been removed from the daily lives of animals. This has been the impetus for a plethora of representational practices that, broadly conceived, work to fill in the gap between humans and animals. Ironically, many of these may ultimately intensify the very nostalgia, distance, and ignorance they were devised to remedy. Animals on Display presents nine lively and engaging essays on the historical representation and display of nonhuman animals. Looking at a wide range of examples, many of them now little known, the essays situate them in their historical and sociocultural contexts, while speaking to the ongoing importance of making animals visible for the arrangement and sustenance of human-animal relations.

Aside from the editors, the contributors are Brita Brenna, Guro Flinterud, Henry A. McGhie, Brian W. Ogilvie, Nigel Rothfels, and Lise Camilla Ruud.

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Number of Pages: 222
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Dodd, Adam ,  Rader, Karen A. ,  Thorsen, Liv Emma
Series Title: Animalibus of Animals and Cultures
Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780271060712
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0271060719
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