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Animal Spaces, Beastly Places: New Geographies of Human-Animal Relations

Series: Critical Geographies Series Volume: 10

Edited By: Chris Philo and Chris Wilbert

311 pages, Bw photos, illus, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #117809 | ISBN: 041519847X
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In a myriad of ways, animals help make up the societies in which we live. People eat animals, wear products made from them, watch them in zoos or on television, keep them in their houses and in factory farms, hunt them and experiment on them and place them in mythology and stories. Animal Spaces, Beastly Places examines how animals interact and relate with people in different ways. Through a wide and 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. Alec Brownlow Clark University, USA Gail Davies University College London, UK Nick Evans University College Worcester, UK Pyrs Gruffudd University of Wales, UK Unna Las


List of figures List of contributors Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Animal Space, Beastly Places: An Introduction Chris Philo and Chris Wilbert; 2. Flush and the Banditti: Dogstealing in Victorian London Philip Howell; 3. Feral Cats in the City Huw Griffiths, Ingrid Poulter and David Sibley; 4. Attitudes Towards Animals Among African-American Women in Los Angeles Jennifer Wolch, Alec Brownlow and Unna Lassiter; 5. Taking Stock of Farm Animals and Rurality Richard Yarwood and Nick Evans; 6. Versions of Animal-Human: Broadland c,1945-1970 David Matless; 7. A Wolf in the Garden: Ideology an Change in the Adirondack Landscape Alec Brownlow; 8. What's A River Without the Fish? Symbol, Space and Ecosystem in the Waterways of Japan; 9. Fantastic Mr Fox? Representing Animals in the Hunting Debate Michael Woods; 10. Hunting with the Camera: Wildlife and Colonialism in Africa James R Ryan; 11. Biological Cultivation: Lubetkin's Modernism at London Zoo in the; 1930's Pyrs Gruffudd; 12. Virtual Animals in Electronic Zoos: The Changing Geographies of Animal capture and Display Gail Davies; 13. (Un)ethical Geographies of Human - Non-Human Relations: Encounters, Collectives and Space Owain Jones; 14. Afterword: Enclosure Michael Watts

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