A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Empire
Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008
A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Empire explores the cultural position of animals in the period from 1800 to 1920. This was a time of extraordinary social, political and economic change as the Western world rapidly industrialised and modernised. The Enlightenment had attempted to define the human self; the Age of Empire pulled animals and humans further apart.
As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Animals, this volume presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary Symbolism, Hunting, Domestication, Sports and Entertainment, Science, Philosophy, and Art.
Volume 5 in the Cultural History of Animals edited by Linda Kalof and Brigitte Resl
Kathleen Kete is Associate Professor of History at Trinity College Hartford and author of The Beast in the Boudoir: Petkeeping in Nineteenth-Century Paris.
Introduction: Animals and Human Empire
Kathleen Kete, Trinity College, Hartford
1. The Moment of Greyfriars Bobby: The Changing Cultural Position of Animals in Europe
Hilda Kean, Ruskin College, Oxford
2. Hunting Empires in Britain and the United States
Daniel Herman, Central Washington University
3. Domestication of Empire: Human-Animal Relations at the Intersection of Civilization and Acclimatization in the Nineteenth Century
Dorothee Brantz, Department of History, SUNY Buffalo
4. How the Caged Bird Sings: Entertainment and the Exhibition of Animals
Nigel Rothfels, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
5. From Birds of Paradise to Drosophila: The Changing Roles of Scientific Specimens in Europe and America to 1920
Narisara Murray, Independent Scholar, Cambodia
6. Philosophy and Animals in the Age of Empire
Mark Rowlands, Department of Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire
7. Narrative Dominion or The Animals Write Back? Animal Genres in Literature and the Arts
Teresa Mangum, Department of English, University of Iowa
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248pp, 45 b/w illustrations
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|The Cultural History of Animals presents an innovative and compelling introduction to current scholarship about the historical relationships between people and other animals.|
Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, M.I.T.