By (author) Jonathan Burt
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Rat by Jonathan Burt
Book DescriptionThe book also seeks to answer two problems raised by the complexity of human attitudes to the rat. The first concerns how it was that the rat came to be seen not just as verminous, but also as being particularly despised for being so - more so, in fact, than other parasitic animals. The second concerns the manner in which human attitudes to the rat can be so contradictory, when admiration for its abilities are set against this idea of hatred. The rat can be found at the heart of human preoccupations with hygiene, sexuality and appetite, and exists as a perverse totem for the worst excesses of human behaviour. In Rat, Jonathan Burt provides a fascinating account of this animal in history, myth and culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861892249
(190mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 16-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Burt
Animals in Film, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Jonathan Burt
From Salvador Dali to Walt Disney, animals have been a constant yet little-considered presence in film. This title points out that the mobility of animals presented technical and conceptual challenges to early film-makers and the solutions of which were an important factor in advancing photographic technology.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Burt
Jonathan Burt is a freelance writer who lives in Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Animals in Film (Reaktion, 2002) and general editor of the animal series.
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