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Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered

By: Rebecca Cassidy and Molly Mullin

309 pages, Figs, illus, tabs

Berg Publishers

Paperback | Apr 2007 | #168523 | ISBN-13: 9781845201531
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Hardback | Apr 2007 | #168524 | ISBN-13: 9781845201524
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About this book

Domestication has often seemed a matter of the distant past, a series of distinct events involving humans and other species that took place long ago. Today, as genetic manipulation continues to break new barriers in scientific and medical research, we appear to be entering an age of biological control. Are we also writing a new chapter in the history of domestication?

This book explores the relevance of domestication for anthropologists and scholars in related fields who are concerned with understanding ongoing change in processes affecting humans as well as other species.

From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection of endangered species in Vietnam and the pigeon fanciers who influenced Darwin, 'Where the Wild Things Are Now' provides an urgently needed re-examination of the concept of domestication against the shifting background of relationships between humans, animals and plants.

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