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Representing Animals explores the complex and often surprising connections between our imagining of animals and our cultural environment. The contributors--historians, literary critics, anthropologists, artists, art historians, and scholars of cultural studies--examine the ways we talk, write, photograph, imagine, and otherwise represent animals. The book includes topics ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Indiana University Press
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Karl Steel
Apr 22, 2008 rated it it was ok
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More like a 2.5 than a 2. The better essays are Teresa Mangum's "Dog Years, Humans Fears," which opened me up to the proliferation of 19th-c. English works told from a dogs'-eye view; Steve Baker's Deleuzo-Guattarian reading of several contemporary animal art projects (although he seems not to have exploited the idea of the 'Pack' sufficiently); and Susan McHugh's piece on the Missyplicity project, which convincingly identifies the human refusal to grant dogs their *own* erotic and aesthetic ...more
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