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Screening Spaces

The Zoo and Screen Media

Images of Exhibition and Encounter

Editors: Lawrence, Michael, Lury, Karen (Eds.)

  • Examines a wide range of screen media cultures and practices from the 1930s to the present day
  • Explores in the first collection of its kind the history of the zoo
  • Addresses the history of human-animal relations by examining how animals are exhibited to and encountered by audiences via the close relationship between the zoo and moving image media
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About this book

This book is the first critical anthology to examine the controversial history of the zoo by focusing on its close relationship with screen media histories and technologies. Individual chapters address the representation of zoological spaces in classical and contemporary Hollywood cinema, documentary and animation, amateur and avant-garde film, popular television and online media. The Zoo and Screen Media: Images of Exhibition and Encounter provides a new map of twentieth-century human-animal relations by exploring how the zoo, that modern apparatus for presenting living animals to human audiences, has itself been represented across a diverse range of moving image media. 

About the authors

Michael Lawrence is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Sabu and the co-editor, with Laura McMahon, of Animal Life and the Moving Image.

Karen Lury is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK and the author of The Child in Film: Tears, Fears and Fairytales. She is an editor of the international film and television studies journal, Screen.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • ‘A Constellation of Incongruities’: The Amateur Film and the Trip to the Zoo

    Lury, Karen

    Pages 3-21

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  • Capturing the Beasts: Zoo Film and Interspecies Pasts

    Flack, Andrew J. P.

    Pages 23-42

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  • The Human Zoo and Its Double

    Groo, Katherine

    Pages 43-63

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  • ZooTube: Streaming Animal Life

    Burke, Andrew

    Pages 65-83

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  • Animal Empire: Thrill and Legitimation at William Selig’s Zoo and Jungle Pictures

    Haenni, Sabine

    Pages 87-110

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eBook 64,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53561-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 80,07 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54342-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Zoo and Screen Media
Book Subtitle
Images of Exhibition and Encounter
Editors
  • Michael Lawrence
  • Karen Lury
Series Title
Screening Spaces
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53561-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53561-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54342-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 290
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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