Nik Taylor, Ph.D. (2000) in Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, is a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University, Australia. She has published considerably in the areas of the sociology of human-animal relations.
Tania Signal, D.Phil (2002) in Psychology, University of Waikato (NZ), is a Senior Lecturer at Central Queensland University. She has published widely around the psychological and social aspects of Human-Animal relations.
All those interested in the implications of current ways of thinking and theorising about Human-Animal relations, as well as social theorists, sociologists and philosophers.
Table of contents
Preface: In Hope of Change: Rethinking Human-Animal Relations?
KNOTTY PROBLEMS: TO THEORISE OR NOT?
1. Mapping Human Animal Relations
2. Theorizing ‘Others’
ANIMALS AND MODERNITY
3. The Underdog in History: Serfdom, Slavery and Species in the Creation and Development of Capitalism
4. Dangerous Dogs and The Construction of Risk
5. Ritual, Reason and Animals
6. The Representation of Animal Actors: Theorizing Performance and Performativity in the Animal Kingdom
Gregory S. Szarycz
7. The Gaze of Animals
8. Can Sociology Contribute to the Emancipation of Animals?
9. Theorising Rider-Horse Relations: An Ethnographic Illustration of the Centaur Metaphor in the Spanish
10. Ciliated Sense
Concluding Remarks: From Theory to Action: An Ethologist’s Perspective