Human and Other Animals - Critical Perspectives
by Bob Carter
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This collection examines human-animal relations and the different ways in which they can be understood, exploring animal rights and animal welfare; whether and under what circumstances animals are regarded as social actors with agency; media representations of human-animal relations; and the relation between animals and national identity.
XII, 249 p.
Table of Contents:
List of Tables, Figures and Photographs Acknowledgements Human-animal Connections: An Introduction; B.Carter & N.Charles PART I The Eternal Return of Sociology's Repressed Biological Unconscious; S.Fuller Animal Practices; J.Law & M.Miele PART II My Family and Other Animals: Pets as Kin; N.Charles & C.Davies Contested Meanings and Canine Bodies; C.Molloy The Discursive Representation of Non-human Animals in a Culture of Denial; K.Morgan & M.Cole Human Primacy Identity Politics, Nonhuman Animal Experiments and the Oppression of Nonhuman Animals; K.Peggs 'Most Farmers Prefer Blondes': Social Intersectionality and Species Relations; E.Cudworth A Good Kill: Socio-technical Organisations of Farm Animal Slaughter; M.Higgin, A.Evans & M.Miele An Improper Nature: Introduced Animals and 'Species Cleansing' in Australia; A.Franklin On the Prowl with the Possum Posse: Nature and Nation in Aotearoa/New Zealand; P.Gruffudd Power, Agency and a Different Future; B.Carter & N.Charles Index
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MATTHEW COLE Sociologist at the Open University, UK ERIKA CUDWORTH Senior Lecturer in International Politics and Sociology at the University of East London, UK CHARLOTTE AULL DAVIES Honorary Research Fellow in Anthropology and Sociology, Swansea University, UK ADRIAN EVANS Research Associate at the School of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University, UK ADRIAN FRANKLIN Held Professorial positions at the University of Bristol, UK, the University of Oslo, Norway, and the University of Tasmania, Australia STEVE FULLER Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK PYRS GRUFFUDD Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Swansea University, UK MARC HIGGIN Lecturer at the University of Exeter, UK JOHN LAW Professor of Sociology at the Open University, UK and a Director of the ESRC funded Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change, UK MARA MIELE Lecturer at the School of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University, UK CLAIRE MOLLOY Senior Lecturer in Media at the University of Brighton, UK KAREN MORGAN Sociologist at the University of Bristol, UK and Lecturer at the Open University, UK KAY PEGGS Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Portsmouth, UK
1st ed. 2011
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October 4, 2011
0.229 x 0.152 x 0.015 m; 0.454 kg