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University of Virginia Press
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This volume of interdisciplinary essays on animals and cultural history boasts a stellar list of international contributors. It will be a valuable text for university courses in the fast-growing field of animal studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. Part I: An Anthropological History of Animals and the Environment
  2. pp. 15-78
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  1. Does “The Animal” Exist?: Toward a Theory of Social Life with Animals
  2. pp. 17-37
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  1. Touching Animals: The Search for a Deeper Understanding of Animals
  2. pp. 38-58
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  1. Wolves in Sheep’s (and Others’) Clothing
  2. pp. 59-78
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  1. Part II: Acculturating Wild Creatures
  2. pp. 79-152
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  1. Darwin in the Monkey Cage: The Zoological Garden as a Medium of Evolutionary Theory
  2. pp. 81-107
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  1. Why the Rhinoceros Doesn’t Talk: The Cultural Life of a Wild Animal in America
  2. pp. 108-126
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  1. The Alligator’s Allure: Changing Perceptions of a Charismatic Carnivore
  2. pp. 127-152
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  1. Part III: Animals in the Service of Society
  2. pp. 153-224
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  1. Nature Bridled: The Treatment and Training of Horses in Early Modern England
  2. pp. 155-175
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  1. The Public and Private Lives of “First Dogs”: Warren G. Harding’s Laddie Boy and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Fala
  2. pp. 176-203
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  1. The Legacy of Laika: Celebrity, Sacrifice, and the Soviet Space Dogs
  2. pp. 204-224
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  1. Part IV: Animating the City and the Countryside
  2. pp. 225-279
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  1. The Horse in the Nineteenth-Century American City
  2. pp. 227-245
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  1. “Poor Dumb Brutes” or “Friends in Need”?: Animals and River Floods in Modern Germany and the United States
  2. pp. 246-263
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  1. Counting Sheep in the English Lake District: Rare Breeds, Local Knowledge, and Environmental History
  2. pp. 264-279
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 281-284
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-296
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