New PDF release: Animal Modernity: Jumbo the Elephant and the Human Dilemma

By Susan Nance

ISBN-10: 1137562064

ISBN-13: 9781137562067

the idea that of 'modernity' is crucial to many disciplines, yet what's modernity to animals? Susan Nance solutions this question via a thorough reinterpretation of the lifetime of Jumbo the elephant. within the Eighties, shoppers, the media, zoos, circuses and taxidermists, and (unknowingly) Jumbo himself, remodeled the elephant from an orphan of the worldwide ivory alternate and zoo captive right into a distracting overseas superstar. electorate on continents imaged Jumbo as a sentient person and puppy, yet have been aghast whilst he died in an commercial twist of fate and his continues to be have been absorbed by means of the taxidermic and animal rendering industries reserved for nameless animals. The case of Jumbo uncovered the 'human difficulty' of recent residing, in which humans celebrated person animals to manage or distract themselves from the wholesale slaughter of animals required via smooth consumerism.

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