Where the Wild Things Are Now

Domestication Reconsidered

Author: Rebecca Cassidy

Publisher: Berg Publishers

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Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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Domestication has often seemed a matter of the distant past, a series of distinct events involving humans and other species that took place long ago. Today, as genetic manipulation continues to break new barriers in scientific and medical research, we appear to be entering an age of biological control. Are we also writing a new chapter in the history of domestication? Where the Wild Things Are Now explores the relevance of domestication for anthropologists and scholars in related fields who are concerned with understanding ongoing change in processes affecting humans as well as other species. From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection of endangered species in Vietnam and the pigeon fanciers who influenced Darwin, Where the Wild Things Are Now provides an urgently needed re-examination of the concept of domestication against the shifting background of relationships between humans, animals and plants.

Where the Wild Things Are

Author: Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 464

In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to where the wild things are.

Where the Wild Things Are: The Movie Storybook

Author: Barb Bersche

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 989

Max, a rambunctious boy who feels misunderstood at home, runs away to an imaginary island where he becomes the king of the wild things.

Where the Wild Things Are

Author: Maurice Sendak

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

View: 388

A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

The Wild Things

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 178

The Wild Things by Dave Eggers is the novelisation of Maurice Sendak's classic Max likes to make noise, get dirty, ride his bike without a helmet and howl like a wolf. In any other age he would have just been considered a boy. These days he is considered wilful and deranged. After a row with his mother, Max runs away. He jumps into a boat and sails across the ocean to a strange island where giant and destructive beasts reign - the Wild Things. After almost being eaten, Max gains their trust, and he is made their king. But what will he do with the responsibility? 'A life-affirming delight' GQ 'Compelling, fantastical, engrossing' Shortlist 'Let the wild rumpus start!' Grazia

Maurice Sendak

Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 937

CHBiographies

Domestication Gone Wild

Politics and Practices of Multispecies Relations

Author: Heather Anne Swanson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 598

The domestication of plants and animals is central to the familiar and now outdated story of civilization's emergence. Intertwined with colonialism and imperial expansion, the domestication narrative has informed and justified dominant and often destructive practices. Contending that domestication retains considerable value as an analytical tool, the contributors to Domestication Gone Wild reengage the concept by highlighting sites and forms of domestication occurring in unexpected and marginal sites, from Norwegian fjords and Philippine villages to British falconry cages and South African colonial townships. Challenging idioms of animal husbandry as human mastery and progress, the contributors push beyond the boundaries of farms, fences, and cages to explore how situated relations with animals and plants are linked to the politics of human difference—and, conversely, how politics are intertwined with plant and animal life. Ultimately, this volume promotes a novel, decolonizing concept of domestication that radically revises its Euro- and anthropocentric narrative. Contributors. Inger Anneberg, Natasha Fijn, Rune Flikke, Frida Hastrup, Marianne Elisabeth Lien, Knut G. Nustad, Sara Asu Schroer, Heather Anne Swanson, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Mette Vaarst, Gro B. Ween, Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme

Thinking Animals

Why Animal Studies Now?

Author: Kari Weil

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 271

Kari Weil provides a critical introduction to the field of animal studies as well as an appreciation of its thrilling acts of destabilization. Examining real and imagined confrontations between human and nonhuman animals, she charts the presumed lines of difference between human beings and other species and the personal, ethical, and political implications of those boundaries. Weil's considerations recast the work of such authors as Kafka, Mann, Woolf, and Coetzee, and such philosophers as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Deleuze, Agamben, Cixous, and Hearne, while incorporating the aesthetic perspectives of such visual artists as Bill Viola, Frank Noelker, and Sam Taylor-Wood and the "visual thinking" of the autistic animal scientist Temple Grandin. She addresses theories of pet keeping and domestication; the importance of animal agency; the intersection of animal studies, disability studies, and ethics; and the role of gender, shame, love, and grief in shaping our attitudes toward animals. Exposing humanism's conception of the human as a biased illusion, and embracing posthumanism's acceptance of human and animal entanglement, Weil unseats the comfortable assumptions of humanist thought and its species-specific distinctions.

Where the Wild Things Are

Colour and Activity Book

Author: Puffin Books Staff

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 32

View: 487

If you were king of all the wild things, what would your crown look like? If you could make a delicious feast for your subjects, what would it be? Let your imagination run wild through the pages of this one-of-a-kind colouring and creativitiy book! Where the Wild Things Are has sold over 19million copies worldwide since its original publication in 1963. The winner of the 1964 Caldercott Medal, the story of Max and the Wild Things has become an icon of children's literature. Now, Spike Jonze brings the magic of Where the Wild Things Are to the big screen.

Where the Wild Things Are: Max Plush Toy and Sticker Book

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

View: 722

An adorable keepsake for young children and fans of all ages of Where the Wild Things Are, one of the most highly acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling children's books of all time. Kit includes a mini plush figurine of Max, a removable paper crown to top off Max's costume, and 16-page book of stickers featuring full-color artwork from the original Maurice Sendak book.