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作者 Brown, Frederick L., 1962- author
書名 The city is more than human : an animal history of Seattle / Frederick L. Brown
出版項 Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780295999340 (hardback)
0295999349 (hardback)
9780295745718 (paprtback)
0295745711 (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  QL212 .B76 2016    在架上    30600020104320
 歐美所圖書館3F西文書區  591.9797 B8131 2019    在架上  -  30500101556051
說明 xiv, 331 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Weyerhaeuser environmental books
Weyerhaeuser environmental book
附註 Reprint Paperback edition published in 2019
"Animals have played a vital role in shaping the city of Seattle from its founding amid existing indigenous towns in the mid-nineteenth century to the livestock-friendly town of the late nineteenth century to the pet-friendly, livestock-averse modern city. When newcomers first arrived in the 1850s, they hastened to assemble the familiar cohort of cattle, horses, pigs, chickens, and other animals that defined European agriculture. This, in turn, contributed to the dispossession of the Native residents of the area. However, just as these animals were used to create a Euro-American city, the elimination of these same animals from Seattle was key to the creation of the new middle-class neighborhoods of the twentieth century. As dogs and cats came to symbolize home and family, Seattleites' relationship with livestock became distant and exploitative, demonstrating the deep social contradictions that characterize the modern American metropolis. Throughout Seattle's history, people have sorted animals into categories and into places as a way of asserting power over animals, other people, and property. In this book, Frederick Brown explores the dynamic, troubled relationship humans have with animals. In so doing he challenges us to acknowledge the role of animals of all sorts in the making and remaking of cities"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-316) and index
Foreword: The animal turn in urban history / by Paul S. Sutter -- Beavers, cougars, and cattle : constructing the town and the wilderness -- Cows : closing the grazing commons -- Horses : the rise and decline of urban equine workers -- Dogs and cats : loving pets in urban homes -- Cattle, pigs, chickens, and salmon : eating animals on urban plates -- Appendix: Methodology
主題 Animals -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- History
Animals -- Social aspects -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- History
Human-animal relationships -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- History
City and town life -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- History
Social change -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- History
Urban ecology (Biology) -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- History
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- History
Seattle (Wash.) -- Environmental conditions
Seattle (Wash.) -- Social conditions
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