Animals and Nature: Cultural Myths, Cultural Realities

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In this book, Rod Preece takes issue with the popular but simplistic view that the Western cultural tradition has encouraged attitudes of domination and exploitation toward the natural world, particularly animals. He contends that the much-maligned Western tradition has far more to commend it than is customarily recognized, and that the much-vaunted Oriental and Aboriginal orientations to animals and nature have habitually been described in a misleadingly rosy hue. The product of six years of intensive research ...
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Overview

In this book, Rod Preece takes issue with the popular but simplistic view that the Western cultural tradition has encouraged attitudes of domination and exploitation toward the natural world, particularly animals. He contends that the much-maligned Western tradition has far more to commend it than is customarily recognized, and that the much-vaunted Oriental and Aboriginal orientations to animals and nature have habitually been described in a misleadingly rosy hue. The product of six years of intensive research into comparative religion, literature, philosophy, anthropology, mythology, ethnology, and animal welfare science, Animals and Nature will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in cultural, environmental, and animal welfare issues.
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Preece (political science, Wilfrid Laurier U.) takes issue with the popular but simplistic view that the Western cultural tradition has encouraged attitudes of domination and exploitation toward the natural world, particularly animals. He contends that Western tradition has far more to commend it than is customarily recognized, and that the much-vaunted Oriental and Aboriginal orientations to animals and nature have been habitually described in a misleadingly rosy hue. He concludes that both the West and the Oriental and Aboriginal worlds have much to learn from one another. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774807241
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 336
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Denigration of the West
1 Advocacy Scholarship 3
2 Beastliness and Brutality 27
3 Animals All? 49
4 Rationalism 73
5 Alienation from Nature 93
6 From the Great Chain of Being to the Theory of Evolution 119
7 Aboriginal and Oriental Harmony with Nature 161
8 Gaea and the Universal Spirit 221
Notes 269
Select Bibliography 284
Index 295
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