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ANDRADE KOBAYASHI, Megumi. Representaciones e imaginarios perrunos: desde Grecia hasta la Conquista de América. Universum [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.2, pp. 11-48. ISSN 0718-2376.

This study tracks and analyzes the main "doggish imaginary" present in Greece, Rome, the Renaissance, and the process of Discovery and Conquest of America, drawing upon a series of visual registers, texts, and documents. The objective is to make visible, from operating representations around the figure of the dog, the way in which the relationship between humanity and animality has been articulated in each one of these periods of Western culture. Because the dog is an animal of great presence in mankind’s daily life throughout history -one that has been valued in complex and occasionally contradictory ways- we believe that reviewing the cultural, social, and historical imaginations associated with it enables the direction of a deep, critical look into the complex articulation between animality and humanity.

Palabras clave : Imaginary; animality; humanity; dogs; Greece; Rome; Renaissance; America.

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