A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Empire

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Berg, Jun 15, 2009 - History - 256 pages
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This volume explores the cultural position of animals in the period from 1800 to 1920. This was a time of extraordinary social, political and economic change as the Western world rapidly industrialized and modernized. The Enlightenment had attempted to define the human self; the Age of Empire pulled animals and humans further apart. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Animals, this volume presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary Symbolism, Hunting, Domestication, Sports and Entertainment, Science, Philosophy, and Art. Volume 5 in the Cultural History of Animals edited by Linda Kalof and Brigitte Resl

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Despite lacking the sophisticated approach to animals of critical animal studies, this anthology is to be commended for its superb annotations and learning. Its chapters on animals in sport and on ... Read full review


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Kathleen Kete is Associate Professor of History at Trinity College Hartford and author of The Beast in the Boudoir: Petkeeping in Nineteenth-Century Paris.