1. Introduction: Background and Issues
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2. From Hunting to Domestication of Animals
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3. Animals in Asian Traditions
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4. Animals in Western Traditions
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5. Animal Food Taboos
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6. The Age of Reason and the Modern Zoo
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7. Animals, Science, and Epidemics
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8. Pet-keeping Culture and the Rise of the Middle Class
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9. Animals in the Age of Imperialism
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10. The Emergence of Animal Protection Movements in the 19th Century
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11. Politics of Animal Protection in the 20th Century
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12. Animals as National Symbols
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13. Conclusion: “Why Look at Animals”
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