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A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History

Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
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Titel: A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History
Autor/en: Matt Cartmill

ISBN: 0674937368
EAN: 9780674937369
Sprache: Englisch.

Oktober 1996 - kartoniert - 347 Seiten

"A View to a Death in the Morning shows us how hunting has figured in the Western imagination from the myth of Artemisto the tale of Bambi. This richly illustrated book will captivate readers on every side of the dilemma, from the most avid hunters to their most vehement opponents to those who simply wonder about the importance of hunting in human nature.

1. The Killer Ape 2. The Rich Smell of Meat and Wickedness 3. Virgin Hun tresses and Bleeding Feasts 4. The White Stag 5. The Sobbing Deer 6. The Noise of Breaking Machinery 7. The Sorrows of Eohippus 8. The Sick Animal 9. The Bambi Syndrome 10. A Fatal Disease of Nature 11. The Spirit of the Beast 12. A View to a Death in the Morning NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INDEX
Matt Cartmill is Professor in the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy at Duke University.
There is every reason to believe that animal rights will become increasingly central to our political discourse in the next century. As this issue moves toward center stage, A View to a Death in the Morning will figure prominently...A razor-sharp analysis that succeeds in raising doubts about deeply rooted and widely shared assumptions concerning the position of human beings in nature. -- Robert Rydell Science In graceful prose, infused with wit, irony, and asides that lend unexpected and sometimes poignant relevance to his discussion, Cartmill tells an evocative story of human ambivalence about hunting and our relationship to the animals we kill and sometimes eat...This book is a marvelous piece of social history on a topic of wide significance. -- Bruce Winterhalder American Scientist [A] splendid book...A View to a Death in the Morning shows both past and present to be a lot more complicated than the slogans of simplistic ideologues. -- Betty Ann Kevles Los Angeles Times A stunning survey of society's attitudes toward hunting from classical literature through, inevitably, the greatest anti-hunting event of all time, the release of Walt Disney's Bambi...What [this book] does, with a breadth of literary scholarship and analysis that is most unusual in academic science, is trace society's ambivalence and polarization about hunting from classical Greece...through Rome...and on to the present day...Cartmill's consistent theme--which ties each era, each society, each viewpoint, together in a satisfying text--is his focus on a society's understanding of the relationship between human beings and nature itself. -- M. R. Montgomery Boston Globe This book is an elegant, erudite, stimulating essay on the history of Western ideas about humans and nature. -- Adam Kuper Nature
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