Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain

Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain

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In her study of the challenges, preoccupations, and disordered circumstances that attended Great Britaina€™s amassing of wild skins, Ann C. Colley makes extensive use of archival materials, as well as of recent theories concerning skin and touch, to examine the collecting and exhibiting practices of individuals, museums, and a provincial zoo. She focuses on issues of empire, representation, and natural history to examine the meaning, metaphoric uses, and cognitive function of skin for the Victorian public.... Across Africa from the mountains of kong to Abyssiniaa€ run through the interiora#39;s empty spaces, above and below the equator. it is interesting to look at these and realize that they are, later in the century, to be filled in by those like David Livingstone, ... Livingstone transported skins and bones of exotic beings to richard owen in order to facilitate the study of anatomy. ... on him and ripped his shoulder. this wound was a landmark.11 this cartographic mode was especially relevant when, anbsp;...

Title:Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain
Author: Professor Ann C Colley
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-12-28

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