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ANT376H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter Burt: Stunning


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANT376H1
Professor
Hillary Cunningham
Chapter
Burt

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Illumination of Animal Kingdom - Jonathan Burt
-animal = visual object (film) -> structures human responses and treatment
-visual cruelty and moral concern
-electrical stunning: clean - less anxiety
-history of disappearance
-effacement: animal representation = in framework of human wehre animal = quasi-human
-how we portray them in history
-emotion, instinct, desire
-categories - logical
-culture-nature
-symbolic differences
-human identity
-imperial triumph
-metaphor - treat like tabula vasa
-icon
-outside of history
-nostalgia
-animal = central figures in presenting new technology
-RSPCA
-welfare and nature conservation
-visibility and appropriate
-bearers of morality
-animal politics
-driving force for technology (film) - want to see movement
-education and entertainment (killing)
-compare porn to imagery
-zoo = attractiveness of animal = event
-health
-stage like
-rockscape
-no need to forage -> more social and sexual behaviour
-electrical stunning: invisibility and concealment
-Giambatista Becarria
-ECT - cathartic cleansing
-canine execution show - circus
-processing meat
-no skill to electrocute
-pacified
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