Why do animals provoke such strong and contradictory emotions in people? Do our western attitudes have anything in common with those of other cultures and societies?
As modern society begins to re/examine its relationship with animals, as well as the larger global environment, the idea of small, utopian minorities as the only ones concerned with issues of animal welfare and environmental protections has begun to be replaced. Vast numbers of articulate supporters, from Hollywood stars to powerful political figures are now at the forefront of these fights. Animals, both wild and domestic--spotted owls, alley cats, lab rats, and vanishing other species--are the most visible issue in the debates.
"Animals and Society" brings together a broad range of contributions from those distinguished in the field. The book explores the importance of of animals in socety from social, historical and cross-cultural perspectives.
'For those interested in the history of cultural and ethical aspects of animal use, this book provides a wealth of diverse material. The book consists of ten chapters, six on historical aspects of human-animal relations, three on contemporary issues, and a concluding commentary. The book is enriched by excellent design and graphics.' - Applied Animal Behaviour Science
'For those interested in the history of cultural and ethical aspects of animal use, this book provides a wealth of diverse material.' - David Fraser
|From Trust to Domination||p. 1|
|The Unnatural World||p. 23|
|Animals in the Ancient World||p. 36|
|Animals in Medieval Perceptions||p. 59|
|Cruelty and Kindness to the 'Brute Creation'||p. 81|
|Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain||p. 106|
|Pets and the Development of Positive Attitudes to Animals||p. 127|
|Managing Emotions in an Animal Shelter||p. 145|
|Attitudes, Knowledge and Behaviour toward Wildlife among the Industrial Superpowers||p. 166|
|Bridge-Building at Last||p. 188|
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Series: One World Archaeology Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 24th February 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 16.1 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1