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Animals and Human Society : Changing Perspectives - Aubrey Manning

Animals and Human Society

Changing Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 24th February 1994
ISBN: 9780415091558
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

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'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

Introductionp. xi
From Trust to Dominationp. 1
Notesp. 20
The Unnatural Worldp. 23
Animals in the Ancient Worldp. 36
Animals in Medieval Perceptionsp. 59
Cruelty and Kindness to the 'Brute Creation'p. 81
Referencesp. 101
Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britainp. 106
Pets and the Development of Positive Attitudes to Animalsp. 127
Managing Emotions in an Animal Shelterp. 145
Referencesp. 165
Attitudes, Knowledge and Behaviour toward Wildlife among the Industrial Superpowersp. 166
Referencesp. 185
Bridge-Building at Lastp. 188
Referencesp. 194
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780415091558
ISBN-10: 0415091551
Series: One World Archaeology Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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