Looking at Animals in Human History by Linda Kalof

By Linda Kalof

From the 1st cave work to Britta Jaschinski's provocative animal images, it kind of feels we've been describing and portraying animals, in a few shape or one other, for so long as we now have been human. This ebook offers a extensive ancient assessment of our representations of animals, from prehistory to postmodernity, and the way these representations have altered with altering social conditions.

Taking in quite a lot of visible and textual fabrics, Linda Kalof finds many astonishing and revealing examples of our depictions of animals. She additionally examines animals in a wide sweep of literature, narrative and feedback: from Pliny the Elder’s normal heritage to Donna Haraway’s writings on animal–human–machine interplay; and from debts of the Black Plague and histories of the family animal and zoos, to the ways in which animal stereotypes were utilized to humans to spotlight hierarchies of gender, race and class.

Well-researched and scholarly, but very available, this publication is an important contribution to the human–animal tale. that includes greater than 60 pictures, taking a look at Animals in Human heritage brings jointly a wealth of knowledge that may attract the extensive viewers drawn to animals, in addition to to experts in lots of disciplines.

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