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Wild and Dangerous Performances: Animals, Emotions, Circus

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review
Elephants, lions, tigers and leopards evoke fascination and awe, fear and excitement.This bookanalyzes trained acts in twentieth-century live circus and cinema,reveals how humans anthropomorphize animals with their emotions, and interrogates the notion thatanimals embody a phenomenology of emotions and feelings in culture.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 2011)
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For me, this was a very helpful book for my Master's Research - there is a detailed historical account of animals performing in the circus environment (how they were treated, trained, sold, etc.) and some accounts on the relationships that particular trainers has with their animal "students." Of course, there's also a massively long list of works cited in the back, which is also useful.

I would have liked to read some more on the emotional connection between human and animal, but this would proba
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