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Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain

Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain

by Lucy Jones

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
ISBN: 9781783961498
Pages: 256
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-20
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The British people have a unique relationship with the fox; no other animal attracts such controversy, has provoked more column inches, or been so deeply woven into our culture over the centuries. But as well as being the most ubiquitous of British animals, it is also the least understood. In Foxes Unearthed, Lucy Jones investigates the truth about foxes in a media landscape that often carries complex agendas, holding perceived wisdom and myths up to the microscope of modern science. There is a vivid story to be told, exploring the cultural history alongside the modern-day fables that we tell ourselves about this curious animal. Using extensive archival research to explore historical perceptions of the fox in folklore, literature, and social history, Lucy also travels the length of Britain to find out first-hand why the animal is so ambiguously perceived in modern society: one family might feed the foxes in their backyard while another might pay to have them shot. This beautifully designed, compelling narrative adds a depth to the often contentious debate on foxes, asking what the British attitudes towards the Red Fox say about us—and, ultimately, our wider relationship with the natural world.