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Animals and Modern Cultures
A Sociology of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity


© 1999 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The dramatic transformation of relationships between humans and animals in the 20th century are investigated in this fascinating and accessible book. At the beginning of this century these relationships were dominated by human needs and interests, modernization was a project which was attached to the goal of progress and animals were merely resources to be used on the path towards human fulfilment. As the century comes to an end these relationships are increasingly being subjected to criticism. We are now urged to be more sensitive and compassionate to animal needs and interests.

This book focuses on social change and animals, it is concerned with how humans relate to animals and how this has changed and why. Moreover, it highlights, through chapters on companion animals, hunting and fishing, animal leisures such as birdwatching and wildlife parks, and the meat and livestock industries, how attitudes and practices towards animals vary widely according to social class, ethnicity, gender, region and nation.

 
Introduction
 
`Good To Think with': Theories of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity
 
From Modernity to Postmodernity
 
The Zoological Gaze
 
Pets and Modern Cultures
 
Naturalizing Sports
Hunting and Angling in Modernity  
 
Animals and the Agricultural Industry
From Farming to Animal Protein Production  
 
Animal Foodways
 
Animal Rites

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