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You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammalsSo let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.—Bloodhound GangIt has never been easier for Americans to observe wild and exotic animals from the comfort and safety of their couches. Several cable channels—Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel—provide around-the-clock wildlife programming while ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 14th 2006 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
(first published January 1st 2006)
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An interesting investigation into the phenomenon of wildlife television. Cynthia Chris, though, throughout much of the first half of the book, semms to have a serious axe to grind in terms of wiomen and wlidlife representations. She makes broad, sweeping comparisons, claiming oppression and exploitation in an effort to gain academic credibility. Still, there's some curious stuff in here, and as long as you can make distinctions and compariosns yourself without heeding her didactic finger-pointin ...more