Animals on Television

The Cultural Making of the Non-Human

Authors: Mills, Brett

  • First ever book-length study of the representation of animals on TV
  • Includes several in-depth case studies of contemporary popular television programmes
  • Employs innovative analytical approaches showing the results of bringing together key approaches from media and TV studies with those from animal studies 
  • Places analyses of TV programmes within the timely contexts of animal welfare, animal rights and environmentalism
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This book is the first in-depth study of the representation of animals on television. It explores the variety of ways animals are represented in audio-visual media, including wildlife documentaries and children’s animated series, and the consequences these representations have for those species. Brett Mills discusses key ideas and approaches essential for thinking about animals drawing on relevant debates in philosophy, politics, gender studies, humanism and posthumanism, and ethics. The chapters examine different animal representations, focusing on zoos, pets, wildlife and meat. They present case studies, including discussions of Peppa Pig, The Hunt and The Dog Whisperer. This book will be of interest to readers exploring media studies, contemporary television, animal studies, and debates about representation.

About the authors

Brett Mills is Senior Lecturer in Television Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. His work on animals in media has been published in Screen, Continuum, Critical Studies in Television, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Environmental Communication and Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. He has been profiled in the Journal of Wild Culture.

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Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51683-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51682-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals on Television
Book Subtitle
The Cultural Making of the Non-Human
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51683-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51683-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51682-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 279
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