Where the Wild Things are Now
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Where the Wild Things are Now by Rebecca Cassidy
Book DescriptionDomestication has often seemed a matter of the distant past, a series of distinct events involving humans and other species that took place long ago. Today, as genetic manipulation continues to break new barriers in scientific and medical research, we appear to be entering an age of biological control. Are we also writing a new chapter in the history of domestication? Where the Wild Things Are Now explores the relevance of domestication for anthropologists and scholars in related fields who are concerned with understanding ongoing change in processes affecting humans as well as other species. From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection of endangered species in Vietnam and the pigeon fanciers who influenced Darwin, Where the Wild Things Are Now provides an urgently needed re-examination of the concept of domestication against the shifting background of relationships among humans, animals and plants.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845201531
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rebecca Cassidy
Cambridge Companion to Horseracing, Hardback (March 2013)
This text will provoke a discussion about the future of horseracing and is written in an accessible and scholarly style.
Horse People, Hardback (December 2007)
Cassidy's investigation reveals the factors-ethical, cultural, political, and economic-that have shaped the racing tradition.
Sport of Kings, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Rebecca Cassidy
'Behind the scenes' description of British flat racing based on Cassidy's experiences working in Newmarket.
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Author Biography - Rebecca Cassidy
Molly Mullin is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Albion College, USA. Rebecca Cassidy is Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.
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