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Animals and society : an introduction to human-animal studies

Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
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This textbook provides a full overview of human-animal studies. It focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margo DeMello
ISBN: 9780231152945 0231152949 9780231152952 0231152957 9780231526760 0231526768
OCLC Number: 794366337
Description: xiv, 470 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: pt. I. Constructing animals : animal categories --
1. Human-animal studies --
Understanding animals and their uses --
Real-world implications of human-animal studies --
Coming to animal studies / Susan McHugh --
2. Animal-human borders --
Non-Western understandings --
Speciesism and the rise of the human-animal border --
Evolution and the continuity between the species --
3. The social construction of animals --
Systems of classification --
The sociozoologic scale --
The joy of chickens / Annie Potts --
pt. II. Using animals : human-animal economies --
4. Animals "in the wild" and in human societies --
Animals and humans in the Paleolithic Era --
Subsistence hunting and the human-animal relationship --
From subsistence to sport --
Colonial expansion and animals --
Hunting and conservation --
Human-wildlife conflicts --
The colonial animal / Walter Putnam --
5. The domestication of animals --
History of domestication --
Results of domestication --
Altering the animal body --
Coming to animals / Molly Mullin --
6. Display, performance, and sport --
Zoos --
Marine mammal parks --
Circuses --
Animal racing --
Animal fighting --
Working from within : an ethnographer in human-animal worlds / Garry Marvin --
7. The making and consumption of meat --
Meat taboos --
Meat consumption in the past --
Modern meat production --
The political economy of agribusiness --
Slaughterhouse workers --
Cultural implications of modern meat production and consumption --
Ethics and meat eating --
8. The pet animal --
Rise of pet keeping --
Development of the modern pet industry --
Human-pet relationship --
Love and grief --
Development of humane attitudes through pets --
Contradictory attitudes toward pets --
Pets and domination --
Helping people, helping pets : working with VET SOS / Cheryl Joseph --
9. Animals and science --
History of vivisection --
Scope of animal research and testing --
Animals as stand-ins for humans --
Social construction of the lab animal --
History of the anti-vivisection movement --
Alternatives to animal research and testing --
10. Animal-assisted activities --
Animals as human assistants --
Working animals --
Assistance animals --
Animal-assisted therapy --
Human-animal bond : benefits to humans --
The healing gift of animals : animal-assisted therapy / Cynthia Kay Chandler. pt. III. Attitudes toward animals --
11. Working with animals --
Ethnographic fieldwork --
Animal rescue volunteers --
Shelter workers and veterinarians --
Ranchers --
Laboratory workers --
Slaughterhouse workers --
Working with people who work with animals / Clinton Sanders --
12. Violence to animals --
Institutionalized violence to animals --
Culture-specific violence --
Deviant violence --
The link between violence to animals and violence to humans --
Domestic violence and animal abuse --
Treatment and prevention --
Legislation --
AniCare : treating animal abuse / Kenneth Shapiro --
13. Human oppression and animal suffering --
Interlinked systems of exploitation --
Roots of oppression --
Othering and essentializing --
Sexism and speciesism --
Racism, slavery, the Holocaust, and animal exploitation --
Racism and animal advocacy --
Capitalism and the expansion of oppression --
Connecting the dots : legitimating oppressions / David Nibert --
pt. IV. Imagining animals : animals as symbol --
14. Animals in human thought --
Use of animals in human language --
Animals as symbols --
Animals in artwork --
Mirrors for human identities --
Animals and the creative arts / Carol Gigliotti --
15. Animals in religion and folklore --
Animals in religious thought --
Animal tales --
animal-human transformations --
Religious symbolism --
Animal cults --
Sacrificial lambs --
Communities of faith and the ethical treatment of animals --
What do animals and religion have to do with each other? / Laura Hobgood-Oster --
16. Animals in literature and film --
Animals in literature --
Animals in children's literature --
Talking animals --
Animals in film and TV --
Literary animal encounters / Philip Armstrong --
pt. V. Knowing and relating to animals : animal behavior and animal ethics --
17. Animal behavior studies and ethology --
Animal behavior studies and reductionism --
Rise of modern ethology --
Anthropomorphism --
Animal intelligence --
Animal emotions --
Animal language --
The animal self --
Doing and saying in play between dogs and people / Robert W. Mitchell --
18. The moral status of animals --
History of philosophical debates on animals --
Ethical humanism and the rights of animals --
Peter Singer and Utilitarianism --
Tom Regan and animal rights --
The morality of awareness / Kathie Jenni --
19. The animal protection movement --
Conserving nature --
The Animal Rights Movement --
20. The future of the human-animal relationship.
Responsibility: Margo DeMello.

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