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The moment of Greyfriars Bobby

2012 March 16

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Grave in Hyde Park ‘pet’ cemetery

The moment of Greyfriars Bobby : the changing cultural position of animals 1800 – 1920

This article looks at the changing cultural position of animals in the nineteenth century. It discusses the role of sight and changing forms and location of animal representation. It discusses ideas of animal agency and loyalty and considers the ways in which ‘real’ animals and their representations were elided.

 A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Empire 1800 – 1920  Berg , 2007,  ed Kathleen Kete, pp. 25-46.

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