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Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures #2: Gorgeous Beasts: Animal Bodies in Historical Perspective

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Gorgeous Beasts takes a fresh look at the place of animals in history and art. Refusing the traditional subordination of animals to humans, the essays gathered here examine a rich variety of ways animals contribute to culture: as living things, as scientific specimens, as food, weapons, tropes, and occasions for thought and creativity. History and culture set the terms for this inquiry. As history changes, so do the ways animals participate in culture. Gorgeous Beasts offers a series of discontinuous but probing studies of the forms their participation takes.

This collection presents the work of a wide range of scholars, critics, and thinkers from diverse disciplines: philosophy, literature, history, geography, economics, art history, cultural studies, and the visual arts. By approaching animals from such different perspectives, these essays broaden the scope of animal studies to include specialists and nonspecialists alike, inviting readers from all backgrounds to consider the place of animals in history and art. Combining provocative critical insights with arresting visual imagery, Gorgeous Beasts advances a challenging new appreciation of animals as co-inhabitants and co-creators of culture.

Aside from the editors, the contributors are Dean Bavington, Ron Broglio, Mark Dion, Erica Fudge, Cecilia Novero, Harriet Ritvo, Nigel Rothfels, Sajay Samuel, and Pierre Serna.

About the Author

Joan B. Landes is Walter L. and Helen Ferree Professor of Early Modern History and Women’s Studies at Penn State University.

Paula Young Lee is an independent scholar and the editor of Meat, Modernity, and the Rise of the Slaughterhouse (2008).

Paul Youngquist is Professor of English at the University of Colorado.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Joan B. Landes, Paula Young Lee, and Paul Youngquist

1 Animal Subjects: Between Nature and Invention in Buffon’s Natural History Illustrations

Joan B. Landes

2 Renaissance Animal Things

Erica Fudge

3 The Cujo Effect

Paul Youngquist

4 On Vulnerability: Studies from Life That Ought Not to Be Copied

Ron Broglio

5 The Rights of Man and the Rights of Animality at the End of the Eighteenth Century

Pierre Serna

Translated by Vito Caiati and Joan B. Landes

6 Calling the Wild

Harriet Ritvo

7 Trophies and Taxidermy

Nigel Rothfels

8 Fishing for Biomass

Sajay Samuel and Dean Bavington

9 Daniel Spoerri’s Carnival of Animals

Cecilia Novero

A Conversation with the Artist Mark Dion

Joan B. Landes, Paula Young Lee, and Paul Youngquist

Bibliography

About the Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780271054018
Subtitle:
Animal Bodies in Historical Perspective
Author:
Landes, Joan B. (edt)
Author:
Landes, Joan B.
Author:
Lee, Paula Young
Author:
Youngquist, Paul
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
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General History
Subject:
Joan B. LandesAnimal Studies
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Art
Subject:
History
Subject:
Paula Young LeePaul YoungquistAnimalibus: Of Animals and Cultures
Subject:
9780271054018
Subject:
Gorgeous Beasts: Animal Bodies in Historical Perspective
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animal Studies
Subject:
Animals in art
Subject:
Animals in Culture
Subject:
Animals in Science
Subject:
Animals and Representation
Subject:
Animals as Specimens
Subject:
Joan B. Landes
Subject:
Paula Young Lee
Subject:
Paul Youngquist
Subject:
Erica Fudge
Subject:
Ron Broglio
Subject:
Pierre Serna
Subject:
Vito Caiati
Subject:
Harriet Ritvo
Subject:
Nigel Rothfels
Subject:
Sajay Samuel
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Dean Bavington
Subject:
Daniel Spoerri
Subject:
Cecilia Novero
Subject:
Mark Dion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Library binding
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20120928
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Western Civilization
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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