Calgary: City of Animals
Published by: University of Calgary Press
Imprint: University of Calgary Press
Sales Date: 2017-05-11
Published: May 2017
144 Pages, 7.40 x 9.30 x 0.50 in, 67 colour illustrations, notes, works cited
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How have our interactions with animals shaped Calgary?
What can we do to ensure that humans and animals in the city continue to co-exist, and even flourish together?
This wide-ranging book explores the ways that animals inhabit our city, our lives and our imaginations.
Essays from animal historians, wildlife specialists, artists and writers address key issues such as human-wildlife interactions, livestock in the city, and animal performers at the Calgary Stampede.
Contributions from some of Calgary's iconic arts institutions, including One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, and the Glenbow Museum, demonstrate how animals continue to be a source of inspiration and exploration for fashion, art, dance, and theatre.
The full-colour volume is beautifully illustrated throughout with archival images, wildlife photography, documentary and production stills, and original artwork. Index
Jim Ellis, Director, CIH
How Canadians Used to Use Livestock in Cities
Outlaw Horses and the True Spirit of Calgary In the Automobile Age
Silence of the Song Dogs
Shelly M. Alexander
Counting Chickadees and Reimagining the Map of Calgary
Critical Animal Studies and the Humanities: A Critical Introduction
Mohammad Sadeghi Esfahlani
Wild Animals in the City
Jenna Mcfarland and Andrea Hunt, Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society
Light Pollution in an Animal City
Maureen Luchsinger and Laura Griffin, Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area
Our Biodiversity: Calgary?s 10?Year Biodiversity Plan
Squirrel vs. Gopher from Calgary I love You, But You?re Killing Me
One Yellow Rabbit Ensemble
Becoming Insects: A New Universe
Kimberly Cooper, Artistic Director, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Kaleidoscopic Animalia: An Exhibition Designed and Curated by Paul Hardy
Paul Hardy and Melanie Kjorlien
Lisa Brawn Interview and Portfolio: Wild Bird Woodcuts
Calgary Institute for the Humanities
Her Dark Materials: Yvonne Mullock?s Dark Horse at Stride gallery
The usefulness of the work is to place scholarly interventions in conversation with activists working with wildlife rehabilitation and habitat conservation, as well as artists and a museum curator who explore the importance of animals as inspiration and fellow creatures. The book challenges the neat distinctions one might draw among disciplines or among artists, activists, and scholars. It shows not only that animals, human and non-human, might co-flourish in the city, but that those different fields of activity might co?flourish.
?Frederick L. Brown, Network in Canadian History and Environment
[This book] resembles a walk through an intriguing city: something striking and new and unexpected seems to be around every corner . . . [it]
] presents a view of Calgary quite different from its usual self-promoted image.
?Mark Lisac, Prime Times