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Farm Animals in Britain, 1850-2001

Series: Rural Worlds

By: Karen Sayer(Author)


Hardback | Feb 2017 | #239763 | ISBN-13: 9781409468950
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Focusing on the origins and development of the conceptualisation of the biological animal body as a 'technological' resource, or indeed problem, within modern British agriculture, Farm Animals in Britain, 1850-2001 addresses the changing understanding, among agriculturalists and the public, of 'nature' in farming.



1. Representations
2. Stock
3. Pests & Disease
4. Pigs and "Factory" Farms
5. From Poultry 'Keeping' to Poultry 'Farming'
6. Cows
7. Marketing
8. Visiting "Farm" Animals

Conclusion - Animal Machines

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Professor Karen Sayer is Professor of Social and Cultural History, and Director of Programme for History at Leeds Trinity University College, UK. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2002 and has delivered plenary papers in France, Malta and the UK. Her current research focuses on British farming and concepts of the rural in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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