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Masking Commodification and Sacralizing Consumption: The Emergence of Animal Memorial Rites

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the modern history of animal mortuary and propitiatory rites in Japan. Modern animal memorial rituals have been nostalgically constructed as continual embodiments of Japanese ... More


The Great Zoo Massacre

Ian Jared Miller

in The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520271869
eISBN:
9780520952102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271869.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Without a doubt, the strangest thing that ever happened at the Ueno Zoo was the massacre of the zoo’s most famous and valuable animals in 1943. That year, as the Japanese empire teetered on the brink ... More


Military Animals: The Zoological Gardens and the Culture of Total War

Ian Jared Miller

in The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520271869
eISBN:
9780520952102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271869.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The fascist 1930s and 1940s began as a golden age for the zoo. Vast ecosystems were suddenly within reach, as the military conquered new territory. Highly sought after megafauna, such as Indonesian ... More


Introduction

James L. Hevia

in Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The introduction situates the book in relation to animal studies, recent work on animal-human codependency, animal cruelty legislations in Great Britain, and constructive colonialism in which an ... More


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