Animals and Society (HIST*2120)
Code and section: HIST*2120*DE
Term: Winter 2016
Instructor: Susan Nance
The W16 offering of this course uses North American since 1600 as a case study. It provides a historical survey of modern human-animal relationships and the contradictions that characterize them in a consumer economy. Topics include: anthropocentrism over time, 19th century horses and animal breeding ideologies, anti-cruelty movements, pet-keeping and consumerism, animal figures in popular culture, natural history, taxidermy and the zoo, history of veterinary medicine, animals in sport and entertainment, 20th century urban wildlife, animals as biotechnology and research tools, urban wildlife, and animals used in industrial agriculture.
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