Week 3: Anthropomorphism and Zoomorphism
Let's think about the arguments presented in this week's reading around human and animal relationships and our conversation around what's at stake in zoomorphic and anthropomorphic models. Think about animals as companions, totems, traditions, and symbols. For this week's post answer:
1- What is your Chinese astrological sign? With the risk of romanticizing your human-animal relationship, do you "feel connected" to this reading, to this animal? Why, why not? http://www.horoscope.com/index-chinese.html
2- Next, answer A or B:
A: Find a part (cite) in the Sax, Adams and/or Berger that speaks to your own relationship to a pet, the zoo, or a childhood animal figure (i.e., cartoon). Talk about that relationship and include a citiation from the Animal Reader.
B. Find a part (cite) in the Sax, Adams and/or Berger that speaks to your own relationship to meat, food preparation, or food production Talk about that relationship and include a citation from the Animal Reader. You may also draw from the "Supersizers Go..." videos I showed in class today. I include the link to the episode on Ancient Roman diet. The episodes on Restoration, the Fifties and the Seventies speak to Carol Adams's arguments about meat being an index of class, race and gender.
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