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    Bestiality, Zoophilia, and human-animal sexual interactions

    Bourke, Joanna (2019) Bestiality, Zoophilia, and human-animal sexual interactions. Paragraph 42 (1), pp. 91-115. ISSN 0264-8334.

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    From the earliest human cultures, nonhuman animals have been central to the sexual imaginary of humans. This article traces the modern history of bestiality from the nineteenth century, culminating in ‘zoo’ communities today. It explores the changing ideas about the ‘wrongness’ of such acts. It asks: what do human–animal sexual relations tell us about gender, sexuality, violence, psychiatry and concepts of consent? What are the possibilities for humans and nonhuman animals becoming true ‘companion species’?


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Accepted for publication by Edinburgh University Press
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 11:21
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 04:29


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