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Zooland: The Institution of Captivity (The Cultural Lives of Law)

By: Braverman, Irus

Price: $10.00

Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780804783583

ISBN: 0804783586

Condition: USED


This book takes a unique stance on a controversial topic: zoos. Zoos have their ardent supporters and their vocal detractors. And while we all have opinions on "what" zoos do, few people consider "how" they do it. Irus Braverman draws on more than seventy interviews conducted with zoo managers and administrators, as well as animal activists, to offer a glimpse into the otherwise unknown complexities of zooland. "Zooland" begins and ends with the story of Timmy, the oldest male gorilla in North America, to illustrate the dramatic transformations of zoos since the 1970s. Over these decades, ... View more info