Dominance & Affection: The Making Of Pets

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Yale University Press, Oct 31, 1984 - Pets - 208 pages
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"(Tuan) does a masterful job exploring the condescending human treatment of animals as 'playthings' that exist only for our entertainment. He charts the malevolent history of male domination over women and children and the sad chronicle of slaves, dwarfs and other 'freaks' treated as human appliances or toys. This provocative study of power in the world of pleasure, play and art is a tour de force." -Cultural Information Service "A brilliant book that will appeal to a wide audience. The volume provides excellent material for school and college seminar debates on humankind's place in nature and attitudes toward other living things. . . . (A) penetrating analysis. . . . Readable at all levels."-Choice

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Yi-Fu Tuan is the author of more than two dozen critically acclaimed books, including "Space and Place, Topophilia, Escapism, Coming Home to ""China,"" "and "Dominance and Affection: The Making of Pets," His previous books published by the University of Wisconsin Press are "The Good Life, Morality and Imagination," and the autobiography "Who Am I? "Tuan is theJ. K. Wright and Vilas Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been honored with the Cullum Medal of the American Geographical Society, the Laureat d'Honneur of the International Geographical Union, and the Charles Homer Haskins Lectureship of the American Council of Learned Societies.

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