Captured The Animal within Culture

Key themes of the essays in Captured: the Animal within Culture are encapsulated in Christian's story: the implications of the physical and cultural capture of animals.


Author: M. Boyde

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137330505

Category: Art

Page: 199

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In 2008 the youtube video documenting the emotional reunion between two men and Christian the Lion became a worldwide sensation. Key themes of the essays in Captured: the Animal within Culture are encapsulated in Christian's story: the implications of the physical and cultural capture of animals.

Captured The Animal within Culture

... breeding in captivity, 178; bycatch from fishing, 2; causes selfharm,172; coterminous with growing interest in animals, 3; cultural capture ...


Author: M. Boyde

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137330505

Category: Art

Page: 199

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In 2008 the youtube video documenting the emotional reunion between two men and Christian the Lion became a worldwide sensation. Key themes of the essays in Captured: the Animal within Culture are encapsulated in Christian's story: the implications of the physical and cultural capture of animals.

Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture

The Scramble for Elephants: Exotic Animals and the Imperial Economy. In Captured: The Animal Within Culture, ed. Melissa Boyle, 26–42. New York: Palgrave.


Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137602190

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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This collection includes twelve provocative essays from a diverse group of international scholars, who utilize a range of interdisciplinary approaches to analyze “real” and “representational” animals that stand out as culturally significant to Victorian literature and culture. Essays focus on a wide range of canonical and non-canonical Victorian writers, including Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Anna Sewell, Emily Bronte, James Thomson, Christina Rossetti, and Richard Marsh, and they focus on a diverse array of forms: fiction, poetry, journalism, and letters. These essays consider a wide range of cultural attitudes and literary treatments of animals in the Victorian Age, including the development of the animal protection movement, the importation of animals from the expanding Empire, the acclimatization of British animals in other countries, and the problems associated with increasing pet ownership. The collection also includes an Introduction co-written by the editors and Suggestions for Further Study, and will prove of interest to scholars and students across the multiple disciplines which comprise Animal Studies.

Animal Welfare in Australia

Tait P (2013). Caught: sentimental, decorative kangaroo identities in popular culture. In M Boyde (ed.). Captured: the animal within culture (p175).


Author: Peter John Chen

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743324738

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

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The issue of animal welfare has attracted much attention in Australia in recent decades. Activists and welfare organisations have become increasingly vigorous in promoting a new ethical relationship between humans and animals, and in challenging practices they identify as inhumane. In 2011 this agitation culminated in the temporary suspension of cattle live exports, with significant economic and political implications for Australia. Similar campaigns have focused on domestic food production systems and the use of animals in entertainment. Yet despite this increased interest, the policy process remains poorly understood. Animal Welfare in Australia is the first Australian book to examine the topic in a systematic manner. Without taking a specific ethical position, Chen draws on a wide range of sources – including activists, industry representatives and policy makers – to explain how policy is made and implemented. He explores the history of animal welfare in Australia, examines public opinion and media coverage of key issues, and comprehensively maps the policy domain. He shows how diverse social, ethical and economic interests interact to produce a complex and unpredictable climate. Animal Welfare in Australia will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of public policy, those interested in issues of animal welfare, and anyone wishing to understand how competing interests interact in the contemporary Australian policy landscape.

Performing Animality

Animals in Performance Practices Jennifer Parker-Starbuck L. Orozco. Animal Studies Group has edited Captured: The Animal Within Culture (2013), ...


Author: Jennifer Parker-Starbuck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137373137

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

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Performing Animality provides theoretical and creative interventions into the presence of the animal and ideas of animality in performance. Animals have always played a part in human performance practices. Maintaining a crucial role in many communities' cultural traditions, animal-human encounters have been key in the development of performance. Similarly, performance including both living animals and/or representations of animals provides the context for encounters in which issues of power, human subjectivity and otherness are explored. Crucially, however, the inclusion of animals in performance also offers an opportunity to investigate ethical and moral assumptions about human and non-human animals. This book offers a historical and theoretical exploration of animal presence in performance by looking at the concept of animality and how it has developed in theatre and performance practices from the eighteenth century to today. Furthermore, it points to shifts in political, cultural, and ethical animal-human relations emerging within the context of animality and performance.

Representing the Modern Animal in Culture

elephant spectacles: in 1850, P. T. Barnum organized the first herd of elephants ... the animal has already been captured, tamed, and thoroughly dominated.


Author: Ziba Rashidian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137428653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Examining a wide range of works, from Gulliver's Travels to The Hunger Games, Representing the Modern Animal in Culture employs key theoretical apparatuses of Animal Studies to literary texts. Contributors address the multifarious modes of animal representation and the range of human-animal interactions that have emerged in the past 300 years.

Life Mapping as Cultural Legacy

... “The Dog and the Chameleon Poet,” in Captured: The Animal within Culture, edited by Melissa Boyde (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 138.


Author: I-Chun Wang

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527564787

Category: Philosophy

Page: 172

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This volume celebrates a fascinating variety of nonfiction known as life writing. This genre resonates quintessentially with the core of the humanities in its profoundly individual ways of fusing narrators with their narrative subjects. The book brings together scholars from around the world to explore the personal mapping of such narrators in the context of their cultural legacies. The hybrid fusions themselves form several subgenres that complement each other as they affirm human dignity and values and our need for human connection, felt at all times, but especially during times of globally met threats. The ever-expanding forms of hybridography here—along with testimonies, diaries, letters and journals—bear witness to how individuals have contrived to overcome their own traumatic sources of pain and suffering to discover joy and how to further map their pathways forward. The narratives not only communicate important information and aesthetic beauty needed to prolong troubled lives due to social anxiety or mental illness, but also challenge sociocultural issues involving stigma, migration, racial discrimination and persecution, human trafficking, and ecological concerns. Global in scope, personal in focus, and historically and culturally contextualized, the analyses provided here once again illustrate how much we have to learn from each other.

Meat Culture

Richard is the author of Animals as Biotechnology: Ethics, ... Exposing Sites of Capture' in Captured: Animals Within Culture (Palsgrave McMillian, 2014, ...


Author: Annie Potts

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004325852

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

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The analysis of meat and its place in Western culture has been central to Human-Animal Studies as a field. Meat Culture brings into focus urgent critiques of hegemonic ‘meat culture’, animal farming and the wider animal industrial complex.

The Postcolonial Animal

A Life in Guyana, Volume 1: A Young Mans Journey, 1889–1923. ... In Captured: The Animal within Culture, edited by Melissa Boyde, 108–30.


Author: Evan Mwangi

Publisher: African Perspectives

ISBN: 9780472054190

Category: History

Page: 256

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Argues for an innovative and overdue posthuman reading of African postcolonial literature

Animals Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters

... decorative kangaroo identities in popular culture' in Boyde, M. (ed) Captured: The Animal within Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.


Author: Claire Parkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429515255

Category: Science

Page: 138

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This book critically investigates the pervasiveness of anthropomorphised animals in popular culture. Anthropomorphism in popular visual media has long been denounced for being unsophisticated or emotionally manipulative. It is often criticised for over-expressing similarities between humans and other animals. This book focuses on everyday encounters with visual representations of anthropomorphised animals and considers how attributing other animals with humanlike qualities speaks to a complex set of power relations. Through a series of case studies, it explores how anthropomorphism is produced and circulated and proposes that it can serve to create both misunderstandings and empathetic connections between humans and other animals. This book will appeal to academics and students interested in visual media, animal studies, sociology and cultural studies.

Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies

Denise Russell, 'Capturing the Songs of Humpback Whales', in M. J. Boyde (ed.), Captured: The Animal within Culture (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), ...


Author: Lynn Turner

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474418423

Category: Art

Page: 200

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Analyses the role of teacher identities and power relationships in social interaction

Critical Terms for Animal Studies

“Animal Bodies, Colonial Subjects: (Re)locating Animality in Decolonial Thought. ... In Captured: The Animal within Culture, edited by M. J. Boyde, ...


Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226355566

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Animal Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field devoted to examining, understanding, and critically evaluating the complex relationships between humans and other animals. Scholarship in Animal Studies draws on a variety of methodologies to explore these multi-faceted relationships in order to help us understand the ways in which other animals figure in our lives and we in theirs. Bringing together the work of a group of internationally distinguished scholars, the contribution in Critical Terms for Animal Studies offers distinct voices and diverse perspectives, exploring significant concepts and asking important questions. How do we take non-human animals seriously, not simply as metaphors for human endeavors, but as subjects themselves? What do we mean by anthropocentrism, captivity, empathy, sanctuary, and vulnerability, and what work do these and other critical terms do in Animal Studies? Sure to become an indispensable reference for the field, Critical Terms for Animal Studies not only provides a framework for thinking about animals as subjects of their own experiences, but also serves as a touchstone to help us think differently about our conceptions of what it means to be human, and the impact human activities have on the more than human world.

Real Animals on the Stage

Berlin: De Gruyter. Boyde, Melissa, ed. 2014. Captured: The Animal within Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Burt, Jonathan. 2002. Animals in Film.


Author: Teresa Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000649918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 110

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Through a series of case studies, this book explores the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. The contributors deal with visual and textual representations of performing animals; typologies of animals in the theatre; the hybridization of the drama with the circus, the zoo, and the cinema; as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage. The focus lies on the changing historical fortunes of the four-footed actor and on exploring the ways that attitudes to the animal affect their dramatic representations – within aesthetic contexts but also in their dramatized scientific use. Exploring snapshots of acting animals from their earliest manifestation on the early modern stage, the chapters contextualize and theorize particular uses of the animal actor, and key into current debates on the cutting edge of animal performance studies. While seeking to consider how these theoretical perspectives were formed, the collection delves into the multiple ways through which the animal presence problematizes the practice of theatricality. This book was originally published as a special issue of Studies in Theatre and Performance.


The history of European expeditions into Africa to capture wild animals is ... Captured: The Animal within Culture (Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, ...


Author: Simons, John

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743325865

Category: Science

Page: 246

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In 1850, a baby hippopotamus arrived in England, thought to be the first in Europe since the Roman Empire, and almost certainly the first in Britain since prehistoric times. Captured near an island in the White Nile, Obaysch was donated by the viceroy of Egypt in exchange for greyhounds and deerhounds. His arrival in London was greeted with a wave of ‘hippomania’, doubling the number of visitors to the Zoological Gardens almost overnight. Delving into the circumstances of Obaysch’s capture and exhibition, John Simons investigates the phenomenon of ‘star’ animals in Victorian Britain against the backdrop of an expanding British Empire. He shows how the entangled aims of scientific exploration, commercial ambition, and imperial expansion shaped the treatment of exotic animals throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Along the way, he uncovers the strange and moving stories of Obaysch and the other hippos who joined him in Europe as the trade in zoo animals grew.

Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U S Fiction

Captured: The Animal within Culture, edited by Melissa Boyde, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 1–8. Calarco, Matthew. Zoographies: The Question of the Animal ...


Author: Josep M. Armengol

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030715960

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This book focuses on representations of aging masculinities in contemporary U.S. fiction, including shifting perceptions of physical and sexual prowess, depression, and loss, but also greater wisdom and confidence, legacy, as well as new affective patterns. The collection also incorporates factors such as race, sexuality and religion. The volume includes studies, amongst others, on Philip Roth, Paul Auster, Toni Morrison, Ernest Gaines, and Edmund White. Ultimately, this study proves that men’s aging experiences as described in contemporary U.S. literature and culture are as complex and varied as those of their female counterparts.


Gender, Animals, and Madness Lori Gruen, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey ... Factories: Exposing Sites of Capture', in Captured: Animals Within Culture , Melissa Boyd, ...


Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501342172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Do depictions of crazy cat ladies obscure more sinister structural violence against animals hoarded in factory farms? Highlighting the frequent pathologization of animal lovers and animal rights activists, this book examines how the “madness” of our relationships with animals intersects with the “madness” of taking animals seriously. The essays collected in this volume argue that “animaladies” are expressive of political and psychological discontent, and the characterization of animal advocacy as mad or “crazy” distracts attention from broader social unease regarding human exploitation of animal life. While allusions to madness are both subtle and overt, they are also very often gendered, thought to be overly sentimental with an added sense that emotions are being directed at the wrong species. Animaladies are obstacles for the political uptake of interest in animal issues-as the intersections between this volume and established feminist scholarship show, the fear of being labeled unreasonable or mad still has political currency.

The Cambridge Companion to the Circus

7 John Simons, 'The Scramble for Elephants: Exotic Animals and the Imperial Economy,' in Captured: The Animal Within Culture, ed.


Author: Gillian Arrighi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108485166

Category: Art

Page: 320

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An authoritative introduction to the specialised histories of the modern circus, its unique aesthetics, and its contemporary manifestations and scholarship, from its origins in commercial equestrian performance, to contemporary inflections of circus arts in major international festivals, educational environments, and social justice settings.

Marianne Moore and the Cultures of Modernity

Susan McCabe nicely captures the ambivalence of Moore's interest in animals: Moore's evident pleasure in these "live-action" shots counterpoints] with her ...


Author: Victoria Bazin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754662322

Category: History

Page: 216

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Victoria Bazin's interpretations of Marianne Moore's poetry draw extensively on archival resources to trace her influences and to describe her own distinctive modernist aesthetic. Bazin argues that it was Moore's feminist adaptation of pragmatism that shaped her poetry, producing a complex response to the new expanding consumer culture, one that explores not only the aesthetic pleasures but also the ethical consequences of too much.

Screening the Nonhuman

Representations of Animal Others in the Media Amber E. George, J. L. Schatz ... Football Cultures and Identities. ... Captured: The Animal within Culture.


Author: Amber E. George

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498513753

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Screening the Nonhuman draws connections between how animals represented on screen translate into reality. In doing so, the book demonstrates that consuming media is not a neutral act but rather a political one. The images humans consume have real world consequences for how animals are treated as actors, as pets, and in nature. The contributors propose that altering the representations of animals can change the way humans relate to non/humans. Our hope is for humans to generate more ethical relationships with non/humans, ultimately mediating reality both in terms of fiction and non-fiction. To achieve this end, film, television, advertisements, and social media are analyzed through an intersectional lens. But the book doesn’t stop here. Each author creates counter-representational strategies that promise to unweave the assumptions that have led to the mistreatment of humans and non/humans alike.

The Art of Environmental Law

Animals coveted for their attractive feathers, furs, skins, horns and tusks have ... Captured: The Animal within Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) 26, 34.


Author: Benjamin J Richardson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509924622

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Environmental law has aesthetic dimensions. Aesthetic values have shaped the making of environmental law, and in turn such law governs many of our nature-based sensory experiences. Aesthetics is also integral to understanding the very fabric of environmental law, in its institutions, procedures and discourses. The Art of Environmental Law, the first book of its kind, brings new insights into the importance of aesthetic issues in a variety of domains of environmental governance around the world, from climate change to biodiversity conservation. It also argues for aesthetics, and relatedly the arts, to be taken more seriously in the practice of environmental law so as to improve our emotional and ethical capacities to address the upheavals of the Anthropocene.