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The Zoo and Screen Media

Images of Exhibition and Encounter

  • Michael Lawrence
  • Karen Lury
Book

Part of the Screening Spaces book series (SCSP)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

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. 

Keywords

avant-garde cinema human-animal relations Hollywood cinema history of the zoo television and online media cinema film Hollywood

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Lawrence
    • 1
  • Karen Lury
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Media, Film and MusicUniversity of SussexBrightonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Culture and Creative ArtsUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom

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