Animal Spaces, Beastly Places examines how animals interact and relate with people in different ways. Using a comprehensive range of examples, which include feral cats and wild wolves, to domestic animals and intensively farmed cattle, the contributors explore the complex relations in which humans and non-human animals are mixed together. Our emotions involving animals range from those of love and compassion to untold cruelty, force, violence and power. As humans we have placed different animals into different categories, according to some notion of species, usefulness, domesticity or wildness. As a result of these varying and often contested orderings, animals are assigned to particular places and spaces. Animal Spaces, Beastly Places shows us that there are many exceptions and variations on the spatiality of human-animal spatial orderings, within and across cultures, and over time. It develops new ways of thinking about human animal interactions and encourages us to find better ways for humans and animals to live together.
Animal spaces, beastly places : an introduction / Chris Philo and Chris Wilbert -- Flush and the banditti : dog-stealing in Victorian London / Philip Howell -- Feral cats in the city / Huw Griffiths, Ingrid Poulter and David Sibley -- Constructing the animal worlds of inner-city Los Angeles / Jennifer Wolch, Alec Brownlow and Unna Lassiter -- Taking stock of farm animals and rurality / Richard Yarwood and Nick Evans -- Versions of animal-human : Broadland, c. 1945-1970 / David Matless -- A wolf in the garden : ideology and change in the Adirondack landscape / Alec Brownlow -- What's a river without fish? Symbol, space and ecosystem in the waterways of Japan / Paul Waley -- Fantastic Mr Fox? Representing animals in the hunting debate / Michael Woods -- 'Hunting with the camera' : photography, wildlife and colonialism in Africa / James R. Ryan -- Biological cultivation : Lubetkin's modernism at London Zoo in the 1930s / Pyrs Gruffudd -- Virtual animals in electronic zoos : the changing geographies of animal capture and display / Gail Davies -- (Un)ethical geographies of human--non-human relations : encounters, collectives and spaces / Owain Jones -- Afterword : enclosure / Michael J. Watts.
Published: 10th July 2000