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

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

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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.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsFarm & working animalsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesAnimals & societyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesZoology & animal sciences Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press Publication Date: 30/05/2014 ISBN-13: 9780271060712  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Liv Emma Thorsen is Professor in the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo. Karen A. Rader is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Adam Dodd is an independent researcher whose interests focus on the role that visioning technologies have played in developing conceptions of nonhuman animals.

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