Many people feel strong bonds with nonhuman animals, and these relationships are central to much emerging scholarship in human-animal studies. Yet to study relationships is not straightforward; research often focuses on how humans affect animals or vice versa rather than on the relationships themselves. Partly, this is a consequence of the history of disciplinary divisions, particularly between natural and social sciences. In this book, contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds reflect on the methodological challenges they face, and how they go about studying relationships between people and animals. The book provides fascinating insights into how research on human-animal relationships can rise to the challenges of interdisciplinarity, and help us to understand the animals with whom we bond.
Nik Taylor Flinders University and Lindsay Hamilton Keele University
Animals at Work considers the ways in which humans make meaning from their interactions with non-humans in a range of organizations. This is done through ethnographic research in a range of workplaces, from farms and slaughter-houses to rescue shelters and veterinary practices.
Edited by Ryan Hediger, Kent State University, Tuscarawas
Animals and War is the first collection of essays to study its topic. Using sociology, history, anthropology, and cultural studies, it analyzes a wide range of phenomena and exposes the often paradoxical contours of human-animal relationships.
By Abel A. Alves
An overlooked area in the burgeoning field of animal studies is explored: the way nonhuman animals in the early modern Spanish empire were valued companions, as well as economic resources. Montaigne was not alone in his appreciation of animal life.
By Rob Boddice
This collection explores assumptions behind the label ‘anthropocentrism’, critically enquiring into the meaning of ‘human’. It addresses epistemological and ontological problems in charges of anthropocentrism, questioning the inherent anthropocentrism of all human perspectives, while seeking ...
Edited by Nik Taylor and Tania Signal
Drawing on current trends in post-modernism and post-humanism this books offers a challenge to current ways of thinking, theorising and talking about animals and humanimal relations
By John Knight,
This book is a detailed study of monkey parks in Japan. It describes how the parks manage free-ranging macaque troops for touristic display and examines the various problems that arise, as well as proposals for park reform.
By Carol Freeman
This book analyses 80 illustrations of the extinct Tasmanian ‘tiger’, paying attention to the messages they convey and the species’ history. It offers new understandings of human-animal relations and tells a chilling story of how misleading representations can be.
Edited by Sarah E. McFarland and Ryan Hediger
This collection examines the question of nonhuman animal agency by shifting emphasis from the human perspective toward that of other animals, exploring modes of animal resistance to human behaviors, and considering the ways the presence of animals refracts human notions like agency and species.
by Terry Caesar
Speaking of Animals is a series of personal essays about such subjects as dogs in Brazil , big game in Kenya, novels about lost dogs and movies about grizzly bears. What difference does it make that none of these animals can speak?
Edited by Tom Tyler and Manuela Rossini
In a series of encounters between leading practitioners in the field of Animal Studies, this collection of essays explores the contradictory and revealing ways in which humans and other animals meet, interact, and experience one another.
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