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- DescriptionSeattle would t exist without animals. Animals have played a vital role in shaping the city from its founding amid existing indigeus towns in the mid-nineteenth century to the livestock-friendly town of the late nineteenth century to the pet-friendly, livestock-averse modern city. When newcomers first arrived in the 1850s, they hastened to assemble the familiar cohort of cattle, horses, pigs, chickens, and other animals that defined European agriculture. This, in turn, contributed to the dispossession of the Native residents of the area. However, just as these animals were used to create a Euro-American city, the elimination of these same animals from Seattle was key to the creation of the new middle-class neighborhoods of the twentieth century. As dogs and cats came to symbolize home and family, Seattleites relationship with livestock became distant and exploitative, demonstrating the deep social contradictions that characterize the modern American metropolis. Throughout Seattles history, people have sorted animals into categories and into places as a way of asserting power over animals, other people, and property. In The City Is More Than Human, Frederick Brown explores the dynamic, troubled relationship humans have with animals. In so doing he challenges us to ackwledge the role of animals of all sorts in the making and remaking of cities.
- Author BiographyFrederick L. Brown holds a PhD in history from the University of Washington and works on a contract basis as a historian for the National Park Service.
- Author(s)Frederick L. Brown
- PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
- Date of Publication27/09/2016
- SubjectLife Sciences: Zoology
- Series TitleWeyerhaeuser Environmental Books
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Washington Press
- Content Note44 black & white illustrations, 5 maps, 6 black & white tables, 44 b&w illus., 5 maps, 6 tables
- Weight636 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Foreword byPaul S. Sutter
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