Dominance & Affection

by Yi-Fu Tuan

Book review

"(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

Title
ISBN9780300102086
Author
PublisherYale University Press
GanreFunny Books & Stories
Release date 31.10.1984
Pages count208
File size0.8 Mb
eBook formateBook, (torrent)En
Book rating4.08 (25 votes)

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