Animal Spaces, Beastly Places examines how animals interact and relate with people in different ways. Using a comprehensive range of examples, which include feral cats and wild wolves, to domestic animals and intensively farmed cattle, the contributors explore the complex relations in which humans and non-human animals are mixed together. Our emotions involving animals range from those of love and compassion to untold cruelty, force, violence and power. As humans we have placed different animals into different categories, according to some notion of species, usefulness, domesticity or wildness. As a result of these varying and often contested orderings, animals are assigned to particular places and spaces. Animal Spaces, Beastly Places shows us that there are many exceptions and variations on the spatiality of human-animal spatial orderings, within and across cultures, and over time. It develops new ways of thinking about human animal interactions and encourages us to find better ways for humans and animals to live together.

chapter 1|36 pages

Animal spaces, beastly places: An introduction

ByChris Philo, Chris Wilbert

chapter 2|22 pages

Flush and the banditti: Dog-stealing in Victorian London

ByPhilip Howell

chapter 3|14 pages

Feral cats in the city

ByHuw Griffiths, Ingrid Poulter, David Sibley

chapter 4|26 pages

Constructing the animal worlds of inner-city Los Angeles

ByJennifer Wolch, Alec Brownlow, Unna Lassiter

chapter 5|18 pages

Taking stock of farm animals and rurality

ByRichard Yarwood, Nick Evans

chapter 6|26 pages

Versions of animal—human

Broadland, c. 1945–1970
ByDavid Matless

chapter 7|18 pages

A wolf in the garden

Ideology and change in the Adirondack landscape
ByAlec Brownlow

chapter 8|24 pages

What's a river without fish?

Symbol, space and ecosystem in the waterways of Japan
ByPaul Waley

chapter 9|20 pages

Fantastic Mr Fox?

Representing animals in the hunting debate
ByMichael Woods

chapter 10|18 pages

‘Hunting with the camera’

Photography, wildlife and colonialism in Africa
ByJames R. Ryan

chapter 11|20 pages

Biological cultivation

Lubetkin's modernism at London Zoo in the 1930s
ByPyrs Gruffudd

chapter 12|24 pages

Virtual animals in electronic zoos

The changing geographies of animal capture and display
ByGail Davies

chapter 13|24 pages

(Un)ethical geographies of human—nonhuman relations

Encounters, collectives and spaces
ByOwain Jones

chapter 14|12 pages


ByMichael J. Watts