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American Zoo A Sociological Safari

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ISBN-10: 1400873614

ISBN-13: 9781400873616

Edition: 2018

Authors: David Grazian

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Orangutans swing from Kevlar-lined fire hoses. Giraffes feast on celebratory birthday cakes topped with carrots instead of candles. Hi-tech dinosaur robots growl among steel trees, while owls watch animated cartoons on old television sets. In American Zoo, sociologist David Grazian takes us on a safari through the contemporary zoo, alive with its many contradictions and strange wonders.Trading in his tweed jacket for a zoo uniform and a pair of muddy work boots, Grazian introduces us to zookeepers and animal rights activists, parents and toddlers, and the other human primates that make up the zoo’s social world. He shows that in a major shift away from their unfortunate pasts, American zoos…    
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Book details

List price: $56.25
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2015
Pages: 344
Language: English