Download e-book for kindle: A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, by Annie Potts

By Annie Potts

ISBN-10: 1869407725

ISBN-13: 9781869407728

a brand new Zealand ebook of Beasts is a groundbreaking exam of the interactions among people and 'nonhuman animals' - either genuine and imagined - in New Zealand's arts and literature, pop culture, historiography, media and way of life. based in 4 elements - Animal Icons, Animal partners, paintings Animals and arguable Animals - the publication of Beasts touches on topi as assorted as moa-hunting and the SPCA, pest-control and pet-keeping, whaling and whale-watching; on species starting from sheep to sperm whales and from pekapeka to possums; and at the works of authors and artists as quite a few as Samuel Butler and Witi Ihimaera, woman Mary Anne Barker and Janet body, Michael Parekowhai and Don Binney, invoice Hammond and Fiona Pardington. In analyzing via literature, paintings and tradition the methods New Zealanders use and abuse, form and are formed by way of, glorify and co-opt, and describe and picture animals, the authors let us know greatly approximately our society and tradition: how we comprehend our personal identities and people of others; how we regard, inhabit and utilize the flora and fauna; and the way we expect approximately what to shop for, consume, put on, watch and browse. this is often an attractive, unique and scholarly rigorous ebook of cultural feedback and a considerate addition to New Zealand literature.

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