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The Zoo and Screen Media

Images of Exhibition and Encounter

The Zoo and Screen Media by Michael Lawrence
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This book is the first critical anthology to examine the controversial history of the zoo by focusing on its close relationship with screen media histories and technologies. Individual chapters address the representation of zoological spaces in classical and contemporary Hollywood cinema, documentary and animation, amateur and avant-garde film, popular television and online media. The Zoo and Screen Media: Images of Exhibition and Encounter provides a new map of twentieth-century human-animal relations by exploring how the zoo, that modern apparatus for presenting living animals to human audiences, has itself been represented across a diverse range of moving image media. 

Palgrave Macmillan US; September 2016
304 pages; ISBN 9781137535610
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Title: The Zoo and Screen Media
Author: Michael Lawrence; Karen Lury
 
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