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Placing Animals: An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations

Placing Animals: An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations

by Julie Urbanik

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As Julie Urbanik vividly illustrates, non-human animals are central to our daily human lives. We eat them, wear them, live with them, work them, experiment on them, try to save them, spoil them, abuse them, fight them, hunt them, buy and sell them, love them, and hate them. Placing Animals is the first book to bring together the historical development of the field of animal geography with a comprehensive survey of how geographers study animals today. Urbanik provides readers with a thorough understanding of the relationship between animal geography and the larger animal studies project, an appreciation of the many geographies of human-animal interactions around the world, and insight into how animal geography is both challenging and contributing to the major fields of human and nature-society geography. Through the theme of the role of place in shaping where and why human-animal interactions occur, the chapters in turn explore the history of animal geography and our distinctive relationships in the home, on farms, in the context of labor, in the wider culture, and in the wild.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442211858
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/02/2012
Series: Human Geography in the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Applications
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Julie Urbanik is assistant teaching professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Geography and Human-Animal Relations Chapter 2: A History of Animal Geography Chapter 3: Geographies of More-than-Human Homes and Cultures Chapter 4: Beasts of Burden: Geographies of Working Animals Chapter 5: Down on the Farm: Geographies of Animal Parts Chapter 6: Into the Wild: Geographies of Human-Wildlife Relations Chapter 7: Conclusion: The Place of Geography in Human-Animal Studies

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