Download e-book for iPad: American Zoo: A Sociological Safari by David Grazian

By David Grazian

Orangutans swing from Kevlar-lined fireplace hoses. Giraffes ceremonial dinner on celebratory birthday muffins crowned with carrots rather than candles. Hi-tech dinosaur robots growl between metal bushes, whereas owls watch lively cartoons on outdated tv units. In American Zoo, sociologist David Grazian takes us on a safari during the modern zoo, alive with its many contradictions and weird wonders.

Trading in his tweed jacket for a zoo uniform and 2 muddy paintings boots, Grazian introduces us to zookeepers and animal rights activists, mom and dad and little toddlers, and the opposite human primates that make up the zoo's social international. He indicates that during a tremendous shift clear of their unlucky pasts, American zoos this present day emphasize naturalistic shows teeming with lush and immersive landscapes, breeding courses for endangered animals, and enrichment actions for his or her captive creatures. In doing so, zoos blur the imaginary limitations we frequently use to split tradition from nature, people from animals, and civilization from the wild. whilst, zoos deal with a desolate tract of competing priorities—animal care, schooling, medical examine, and recreation—all whereas trying to function facilities for conservation within the wake of the present environmental and climate-change main issue. the realm of the zoo displays how we undertaking our personal prejudices and needs onto the animal nation, and make investments nature with that means and sentiment.

A revealing portrayal of comedian animals, extremely joyful childrens, and feisty zookeepers, American Zoo is a awesome close-up exploration of a vintage cultural attraction.

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