The purview of the book series includes any topic that allows exploration of the relation between human and nonhuman animals in any setting, contemporary or historical, from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science) and humanities (e.g., history, literary criticism). Among the broad areas included are: 1. applied uses of animals (research, education, medicine, agriculture), 2. animals in the popular culture (entertainment, companion animals, animal symbolism), 3. wildlife and the environment, 4. socio-political movements, public policy and the law.
Series Editor: Kenneth Shapiro, Animals & Society Institute
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.
Edited by Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart
The role of the dog in human society is the connecting thread that binds the essays in Canis Africanis, each revealing a different part of the complex social history of southern Africa. The essays range widely from concerns over disease, bestiality, and social degradation through gambling on ...
Edited by Laurence Simmons and Philip Armstrong
Drawing on a range of perspectives -philosophy, literary criticism, art history and cultural studies-the essays collected here explore unconventional ways of knowing animals, offering new insights into apparently familiar relationships between humans and other living beings.
This volume builds on the emerging dialogue between animal rights, environmental ethics, and religious studies. The author sheds new light on 'the sanctity of life', questions what it means to be human and challenges our assumed place in the universe.
Edited by Ann Herda-Rapp and Theresa L. Goedeke
This collection of qualitative case studies demonstrates how social groups create opposing symbolic meanings of Nature during conflict over wildlife issues. It highlights the untapped utility of constructionist approaches for understanding how different meanings can ultimately affect wildlife ...
Confronting Cruelty is a sociological study of the animal rights movement in the United States, England and Australia. Social movement theory is used to analyse animal cruelty and how and why activists seek to end it in their various campaigns.
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