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Dominance & Affection: The Making Of Pets Yi-Fu Tuan

Dominance & Affection: The Making Of Pets

Yi-Fu Tuan

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ISBN : 9780300032222
Hardcover
208 pages
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(Tuan) does a masterful job exploring the condescending human treatment of animals as playthings that exist only for our entertainment. He charts the malevolent history of male domination over women and children and the sad chronicle of slaves,More(Tuan) does a masterful job exploring the condescending human treatment of animals as playthings that exist only for our entertainment. He charts the malevolent history of male domination over women and children and the sad chronicle of slaves, dwarfs and other freaks treated as human appliances or toys. This provocative study of power in the world of pleasure, play and art is a tour de force. -Cultural Information Service A brilliant book that will appeal to a wide audience. The volume provides excellent material for school and college seminar debates on humankinds place in nature and attitudes toward other living things. . . . (A) penetrating analysis. . . . Readable at all levels.-Choice