Wild and Dangerous Performances

Animals, Emotions, Circus

  • Authors
  • Peta┬áTait

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Peta Tait
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peta Tait
    Pages 12-37
  4. Peta Tait
    Pages 38-73
  5. Peta Tait
    Pages 74-107
  6. Peta Tait
    Pages 108-146
  7. Peta Tait
    Pages 147-182
  8. Peta Tait
    Pages 183-199
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 200-229

About this book


Elephants, lions, tigers and leopards evoke fascination and awe, fear and excitement. This book analyzes trained acts in twentieth-century live circus and cinema, reveals how humans anthropomorphize animals with their emotions, and interrogates the notion that animals embody a phenomenology of emotions and feelings in culture.


animals cinema corpus culture dancing emotion feelings humans knowledge performance phenomenology

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