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Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Lisa Uddin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Why do we feel bad at the zoo? In a fascinating counterhistory of American zoos in the 1960s and 1970s, Lisa Uddin revisits the familiar narrative of zoo reform, from naked cages to more naturalistic ... More


Leonard Woolf’s Fear and Politics: A Debate at the Zoo: Satirical Heritage as Apocalyptic Prophecy

Vara Neverow

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Leonard Woolf, in his 24-page satirical pamphlet, Fear and Politics: A Debate at the Zoo, was published in 1925 and was the seventh work in the first series of Hogarth Essays. In the work, Woolf ... More


On Feeling Bad at the Zoo

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Zoo Renewal is not an attempt to explain away or fix that sinking feeling we might experience when looking at a living animal in its zoo enclosure; its tonalities may well exceed interpretation or ... More


Shame and the Naked Cage

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter One, focuses on the seminal role of the “naked cage” as a widely condemned design staple by tracking its iterations across radically different sites of zoo revitalization, and the specific ... More


Zoo Slum Clearance in Washington, D.C.

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Two traces the revitalization of the National Zoo through twenty years of master planning. I situate changes in the zoo’s physical geography as symptomatic of and responsive to a civic ... More


Mohini’s Bodies

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Three follows the acquisition, exhibition and breeding of Mohini, a magnetic female Bengal white tiger. I argue that Mohini’s varied bodies both reinforced and jeopardized the zoo’s ... More


White Open Spaces in San Diego County

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Four investigates the suburban attitudes and borrowed views embedded in San Diego’s zoo designs by reading the planning and promotion of their open-air, mixed species exhibits against a ... More


Looking Endangered

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Five takes up the regionally specific ways that planners of San Diego’s Wild Animal Park figured the southern white rhinoceros as endangered, asking how the species came to embody the quality ... More


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