By Susan Nance

ISBN-10: 1137562064

ISBN-13: 9781137562067

the idea that of 'modernity' is crucial to many disciplines, yet what's modernity to animals? Susan Nance solutions this question via a thorough reinterpretation of the lifetime of Jumbo the elephant. within the Eighteen Eighties, shoppers, the media, zoos, circuses and taxidermists, and (unknowingly) Jumbo himself, reworked the elephant from an orphan of the worldwide ivory alternate and zoo captive right into a distracting overseas big name. voters on continents imaged Jumbo as a sentient person and puppy, yet have been aghast whilst he died in an business coincidence and his is still have been absorbed by way of the taxidermic and animal rendering industries reserved for nameless animals. The case of Jumbo uncovered the 'human limitation' of contemporary residing, in which humans celebrated person animals to manage or distract themselves from the wholesale slaughter of animals required by way of glossy consumerism.

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