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Animal Spaces, Beastly Places

By Chris Philo, Chris Wilbert Copyright 2000
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    Animal Spaces, Beastly Places examines how animals interact and relate with people in different ways. Using a comprehensive range of examples, which include feral cats and wild wolves, to domestic animals and intensively farmed cattle, the contributors explore the complex relations in which humans and non-human animals are mixed together. Our emotions involving animals range from those of love and compassion to untold cruelty, force, violence and power. As humans we have placed different animals into different categories, according to some notion of species, usefulness, domesticity or wildness. As a result of these varying and often contested orderings, animals are assigned to particular places and spaces. Animal Spaces, Beastly Places shows us that there are many exceptions and variations on the spatiality of human-animal spatial orderings, within and across cultures, and over time. It develops new ways of thinking about human animal interactions and encourages us to find better ways for humans and animals to live together.

    List of figures List of contributors Preface and acknowledgements 1. Animal Space, Beastly Places: An Introduction Chris Philo and Chris Wilbert 2. Flush and the Banditti: Dogstealing in Victorian London Philip Howell 3. Feral Cats in the City Huw Griffiths, Ingrid Poulter and David Sibley 4. Attitudes Towards Animals Among African-American Women in Los Angeles Jennifer Wolch, Alec Brownlow and Unna Lassiter 5. Taking Stock of Farm Animals and Rurality Richard Yarwood and Nick Evans 6. Versions of Animal-Human: Broadland c,1945-1970 David Matless 7. A Wolf in the Garden: Ideology an Change in the Adirondack Landscape Alec Brownlow 8. What's A River Without the Fish? Symbol, Space and Ecosystem in the Waterways of Japan 9. Fantastic Mr Fox? Representing Animals in the Hunting Debate Michael Woods 10. Hunting with the Camera: Wildlife and Colonialism in Africa James R Ryan 11. Biological Cultivation: Lubetkin's Modernism at London Zoo in the 1930's Pyrs Gruffudd 12. Virtual Animals in Electronic Zoos: The Changing Geographies of Animal capture and Display Gail Davies 13. (Un)ethical Geographies of Human - Non-Human Relations: Encounters, Collectives and Space Owain Jones 14. Afterword: Enclosure Michael Watts


    Chris Philo, Chris Wilbert

    'Animal Spaces, beastly places is a useful collection which has inspired me to read more widely and more deeply as animal issues gain a higher profile on the world stage and close to home.' - Progress in Development Studies 2