Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Empathy, Education, Entertainment

Authors: Cowie, H.

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Exotic animals were coveted commodities in nineteenth-century Britain. Spectators flocked to zoos and menageries to see female lion tamers and hungry hippos. Helen Cowie examines zoos and travelling menageries in the period 1800-1880, using animal exhibitions to examine issues of class, gender, imperial culture and animal welfare.

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"This book is of significant value for both the insights it offers into animal, social and cultural history and for the questions it provokes. It enlivens our sense of the nineteenth century as a period during which the provision and, to a more uncertain degree, the reception of leisure were transformed, and broadens our understanding of nineteenth-century captive worlds and the brilliant human and non-human beats that prowled within." - Cultural and Social History

"This is a wide-ranging and truly interdisciplinary book. Its main strength is in its broad national coverage. Too often studies of zoos have focused on London alone but Cowie draws examples from across the British Isles ... This is a richly researched monograph written in clear and compelling language. It is a book that is of immense value not only to those interested in the history of animals and leisure, but Victorian and Cultural Studies scholars more genrally." - Journal of Victorian Culture


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Book Subtitle
Empathy, Education, Entertainment
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38444-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137384447
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38443-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 256
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