by Moira Ferguson, Animal Advocacy And Englishwomen 1780 1900 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Animal Advocacy And Englishwomen 1780 1900 books, Examines the work of Sarah Trimmer, Susanna Watts, Elizabeth Heyrick, Anna Sewell, and Frances Power Cobbe.
by Jane Spencer, Writing About Animals In The Age Of Revolution Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Writing About Animals In The Age Of Revolution books, What did British people in the late eighteenth century think and feel about their relationship to nonhuman animals? This book shows how an appreciation of human-animal similarity and a literature of compassion for animals developed in the same years during which radical thinkers were first basing political demands on the concept of natural and universal human rights. Some people began to conceptualise animal rights as an extension of the rights of man and woman. But because oppressed people had to insist on their own separation from animals in order to claim the right to a full share in human privileges, the relationship between human and animal rights was fraught and complex. This book examines that relationship in chapters covering the abolition movement, early feminism, and the political reform movement. Donkeys, pigs, apes and many other literary animals became central metaphors within political discourse, fought over in the struggle for rights and freedoms; while at the same time more and more writers became interested in exploring the experiences of animals themselves. We learn how children's writers pioneered narrative techniques for representing animal subjectivity, and how the anti-cruelty campaign of the early 1800s drew on the legacy of 1790s radicalism. Coleridge, Wordsworth, Clare, Southey, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Equiano, Dorothy Kilner, Thomas Spence, Mary Hays, Ignatius Sancho, Anna Letitia Barbauld, John Oswald, John Lawrence, and Thomas Erskine are just a few of the writers considered. Along with other canonical and non-canonical writers of many disciplines, they placed nonhuman animals at the heart of British literature in the age of the French Revolution.
by Louise Penner, Victorian Medicine And Popular Culture Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Victorian Medicine And Popular Culture books, This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Dickens’s involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk purity and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to medicine in crime fiction.
by Laurie Lanzen Harris, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism books, Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
by Diane L. Beers, For The Prevention Of Cruelty Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download For The Prevention Of Cruelty books, Provides an organized history of advocacy on the behalf of animals in the United States.
by Chien-hui Li, Mobilizing Traditions In The First Wave Of The British Animal Defense Movement Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mobilizing Traditions In The First Wave Of The British Animal Defense Movement books, This book explores the British animal defense movement’s mobilization of the cultural and intellectual traditions of its time- from Christianity and literature, to natural history, evolutionism and political radicalism- in its struggle for the cause of animals in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Each chapter examines the process whereby the animal protection movement interpreted and drew upon varied intellectual, moral and cultural resources in order to achieve its manifold objectives, participate in the ongoing re-creation of the current traditions of thought, and re-shape human-animal relations in wider society. Placing at its center of analysis the movement’s mediating power in relation to its surrounding traditions, Li’s original perspective uncovers the oft-ignored cultural work of the movement whilst restoring its agency in explaining social change. Looking forward, it points at the same time to the potential of all traditions, through ongoing mobilization, to effect change in the human-animal relations of the future.
by Charlotte Smith, The Works Of Charlotte Smith Rural Walks Rambles Farther Minor Morals A Narrative Of The Loss Of The Catharine Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Works Of Charlotte Smith Rural Walks Rambles Farther Minor Morals A Narrative Of The Loss Of The Catharine books,
by Lesley Grayson, Animals In Research Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Animals In Research books, Animal experimentation is a perenially controversial topic, and access to a balanced range of information is vital if there is to be constructive debate about issues on which people hold very different views. The British Library is ideally placed to provide such a service. Drawing on its vast collections in science, history, philosophy, ethics, and the social sciences, this book reviews the spectrum of scientific, lobby group, and public opinion on the use of animals in research; traces the development and continuing evolution of UK and EU legislation and regulation; reviews laboratory animal welfare issues and the development of alternatives to animal use; and looks at the issues raised by new technological developments such as genetic modification. A directory section gives access to key UK organisations and Internet sites which are particularly useful as sources of furthere information. Designed for a general readership and for scientists wanting an overview of animal research issues.
by Margo DeMello, Animals And Society Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Animals And Society books, Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.
by Abigail Burnham Bloom, Nineteenth Century British Women Writers Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nineteenth Century British Women Writers books, British women writers of the 19th century were a remarkably talented, diverse, and prolific group. While some of these writers, such as Jane Austen and George Eliot, have long been recognized for their contributions, many others have been overlooked. This reference guide includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 90 British women writers of the 19th century. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the author's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.