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
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.
Edited by Lynda Birke, University of Chester, U.K and Jo Hockenhull, University of Bristol, U.K.
Contributors to this book consider how researchers study human-animal relationships, focussing on the methodologies they use, and how these might give new insights into how humans relate to animal kind.
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?
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