By Aubrey Manning, James Serpell
Glossy society is commencing to think again its complete dating with animals and the wildlife. until eventually lately concerns resembling animal welfare and environmental safeguard have been thought of the area of small, idealistic minorities. Now, those matters allure great numbers of articulate supporters who jointly workout massive political muscle. Animals, either wild and household, shape the first concentration of shock during this frequently acrimonious debate. but why do animals evoke such robust and contradictory feelings in humans - and do our western attitudes have something in universal with these of alternative societies and cultures? Bringing jointly more than a few contributions from distinct specialists within the box, Animals and Society explores the significance of animals in society from social, old and cross-cultural views.
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The eunuch was a mediator between the king (dominator) and his harem (dominated). When I first read this suggested analogy it seemed very farfetched, but since then I have come to believe that there was probably very little difference in the attitudes and treatment of animals and human slaves by the dominant members of human societies. This view is supported by the deductions of Maekawa (1980) who has shown that the Sumerian term amarKUD, which is common in texts of the Ur III period (2100 BC), was used not only for young castrated equids and oxen but also for young human castrates (eunuchs).
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By far the greatest consequence of domestication of cattle was the contribution of yoked domestic bulls to the emergence of major Old World civilizations.