Animals and Modern Cultures: A Sociology of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity

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SAGE, Sep 20, 1999 - Social Science - 213 pages
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The dramatic transformation of relationships between humans and animals in the 20th century are investigated in this fascinating and accessible book. At the beginning of this century these relationships were dominated by human needs and interests, modernization was a project which was attached to the goal of progress and animals were merely resources to be used on the path towards human fulfilment. As the century comes to an end these relationships are increasingly being subjected to criticism. We are now urged to be more sensitive and compassionate to animal needs and interests.

This book focuses on social change and animals, it is concerned with how humans relate to animals and how this has changed and why. Moreover, it highlights

  

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Contents

Theories of humananimal
9
From modernity to postmodernity
34
The zoological gaze
62
Pets and modern culture
84
Hunting and angling in modernity
105
From farming
126
Animal foodways
145
Animal rites
175
References
200
Index
209
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About the author (1999)

Adrian is a prolific researcher, writer and presenter, and is currently editor of SAGE's HSS journal Tourist Studies. He has written numerous articles for a range of journals, from Journal of Sociology and Body and Society to International Review for the Sociology of Sport and Environment and Planning D. He has written three previous book for SAGE: Tourism: An Introduction (2003), Nature and Social Theory (2002) and Animals and Modern Culture (1999).

He also presents a television show called The Collectors (ABC, Australia).

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