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Author Tait, Peta, 1953- author.

Title Fighting nature : travelling menageries, animal acts and war shows / Peta Tait.

Publication Info. The University Of Sydney, N.S.W. : Sydney University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Animal publics
Animal publics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Fighting Nature is an insightful analysis of the historical legacy of 19th century colonialism, war, animal acquisition and transportation. This legacy of entrenched beliefs about the human right to exploit other animal species is yet to be defeated. Throughout the 19th century animals were integrated into staged scenarios of confrontation, ranging from lion acts in small cages to large-scale re-enactments of war. Initially presenting a handful of exotic animals, travelling menageries grew to contain multiple species in their thousands. These 19th-century menageries entrenched beliefs about the human right to exploit nature through war-like practices against other animal species. Animal shows became a stimulus for antisocial behaviour as locals taunted animals, caused fights, and even turned into violent mobs. Human societal problems were difficult to separate from issues of cruelty to animals.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Human-animal relationships -- 19th century.
Animals in the performing arts -- Social aspects.
Animals and civilization -- 19th century.
Exotic animals -- Social aspects.
Animal welfare -- Social aspects -- 19th century.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Society and culture: general.
Social issues and processes.
Animals and society.
NATURE / Animal Rights.
NATURE -- Animal Rights.
Animals and civilization. (OCoLC)fst00809565
Human-animal relationships. (OCoLC)fst00963482
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Tait, Peta, 1953- Fighting nature. The University Of Sydney, N.S.W. : Sydney University Press, 2015 9781743324301 1743324308 (OCoLC)920569815
ISBN 9781743325001 (electronic bk.)
1743325002 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055366688
CHNEW 000978413
CHVBK 504727974
GBVCP 1008664707
GBVCP 896606813

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