Placing Animals: (Human Geography In The Twenty-First Century: Issues And Applications)

An Introduction To The Geography Of Human-Animal Relations

51uDaDkj5zL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Julie Urbanik
Isbn 9781442211841
File size 3.0MB
Year 2012
Pages 206
Language English
File format PDF
Category Animals

Book Description:

It is not often that a text is seminal, but this one is. Urbanik reviews the geographic research that deals with humans' relationships with animals and provides an effective framework to understand how geographic thought has developed on this topic. She provides a historical overview of thinking about animals in the human world and analyzes recent geographic studies of animals as beasts of burden, on farms as food, and as wildlife in human spaces. Urbanik ‘places’ animals in societies' historical, economic, cultural, ethical, and political landscapes, and engages students to employ geographical approaches to think about animals in their lives. This introductory text would provide an appropriate foundation for courses designed to consider the geography of human-animal relations. However, it is more than that. It also reveals the evolution of the scholarship that is, of course, valuable to researchers, and captures a snapshot of contemporary attitudes toward and feelings about animals in mainstream cultures. Though rather brief, the book is very readable and deals with rather complex conceptualizations. It is a library-worthy volume, for certain. Summing Up: Essential. All academic levels/libraries. (CHOICE)



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