Centering animals in Latin American history

Martha B Few, Zeb Tortorici, Erica Fudge

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Abstract

Centering Animals in Latin American History writes animals back into the history of colonial and postcolonial Latin America. This collection reveals how interactions between humans and other animals have significantly shaped narratives of Latin American histories and cultures. The contributors work through the methodological implications of centering animals within historical narratives, seeking to include nonhuman animals as social actors in the histories of Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Chile, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. The essays discuss topics ranging from canine baptisms, weddings, and funerals in Bourbon Mexico to imported monkeys used in medical experimentation in Puerto Rico. Some contributors examine the role of animals in colonization efforts. Others explore the relationship between animals, medicine, and health. Finally, essays on the postcolonial period focus on the politics of hunting, the commodification of animals and animal parts, the protection of animals and the environment, and political symbolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherDuke University Press
Number of pages391
ISBN (Print)9780822397595, 9780822353836
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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history
animals
Puerto Rico
Mexico
Commodification
Dominican Republic
Animals
American History
Guatemala
Cuba
Peru
Latin America
politics
Chile
Argentina
Politics
Haplorhini
monkeys
Brazil

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Few, M. B., Tortorici, Z., & Fudge, E. (2013). Centering animals in Latin American history. Duke University Press.

Centering animals in Latin American history. / Few, Martha B; Tortorici, Zeb; Fudge, Erica.

Duke University Press, 2013. 391 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Few, MB, Tortorici, Z & Fudge, E 2013, Centering animals in Latin American history. Duke University Press.
Few MB, Tortorici Z, Fudge E. Centering animals in Latin American history. Duke University Press, 2013. 391 p.
Few, Martha B ; Tortorici, Zeb ; Fudge, Erica. / Centering animals in Latin American history. Duke University Press, 2013. 391 p.
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