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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books (25 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861898584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861898586
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.5 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'In this brilliant book, Potts challenges us to see chickens as creatures who think and feel in complex ways all of their own ... This series notably mixes historical and cross-cultural research with gorgeous illustrations; Chicken is no exception.' - TLS 'This tasty book also chases the chicken through literature, film, painting (Magritte's hilariously sad chicken staring at an egg in an eggcup) and national symbolism (especially French). Potts notices, too, the emerging trend of "heroic chickens" and even "the avenging chicken", probably a reaction to increasing popular intolerance of battery farming.' - The Guardian

About the Author

Annie Potts is an Associate Professor at, and Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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