Signifying Animals

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Signifying Animals
Roy Willis
Type: eBook
Released: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Page Count: 277
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0415095557
ISBN-13: 9780415095556
Signifying Animals examines what animals mean to human beings around the world, offering a fresh assessment of the workings of animal symbolism in diverse cultures.Signifying Animals Textbook The essays in the book are based on first-hand field research with peoples as dissimilar as the Mongolian nomads of Soviet Central Asia, Aboriginal Australians, Inuit hunters of the Canadian Arctic and cultivators of Africa and Papua New Guinea. The essays look at accounts of mythical beasts among the Amerindian peoples of Andean South America, alleged sightings of an extinct giant bird in New Zealand as well as the complex symbolism of the American rodeo. Others discuss animal symbolism in the Middle East, India and the ancient picts of Scotland. About the Author Roy Willis is in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

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