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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margo DeMello
ISBN: 9780231152945 0231152949 9780231152952 0231152957 9780231526760 0231526768
OCLC Number: 794366337
Description: xiv, 470 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Part I. Constructing animals : animal categories: Chapter 1. Human-animal studies --
History of HAS --
Human-animal studies as a way of seeing --
Where are animals? --
Defining the animal --
Understanding animals and their uses --
Methological problems --
Theoretical starting points --
Real-world implications of human-animal studies --
Coming to animal studies / Susan McHugh. --
Chapter 2. Animal-human borders: Animals and humans : the great divide? --
Non-Western understandings --
Speciesism and the rise of the human-animal border --
Evolution and the continuity between the species. --
Chapter 3. The social construction of animals: Biological systems of classification --
Other systems of classification --
How does one becoma certain type of animal? --
The sociozoologic scale --
The new system of classification --
The joy of chickens / Annie Potts. Part II. Using animals : human-animal economies --
Chapter 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 --
Controversies surrounding subsistence hunting --
Modern relationships with wildlife : hunting and conservation --
Human-wildlife conflicts --
The colonial animal / Walter Putnam. --
Chapter 5. The domestication of animals: History of domestication --
Results of domestication --
Altering the animal body --
Is domestication good or bad? --
Coming to animals / Molly Mullin. --
Chapter 6. Display, performance, and sport: Why do we watch animals? --
Zoos --
Marine mammal parks --
The public reaction to zoos and marine mammal parks --
Circuses --
Animal racing --
Animal fighting --
Alternative ways of watching animals --
Working from within : an ethnographer in human-animal worlds / Garry Marvin. --
Chapter 7. The making and consumption of meat: Meat taboos --
How animals become meat --
Meat consumption in the past --
Modern meat production --
Why we eat meat : the political economy of agribusiness --
Slaughterhouse workers --
Cultural implications of modern meat production and consumption --
Ethics and meat eating. --
Chapter 8. The pet animal: What makes a pet a pet? --
The rise of pet keeping --
The development of the modern pet industry --
Why we keep pets --
The 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. --
Chapter 9. Animals and science: The history of vivisection --
The scope of animal research and testing --
Environmental enrichment --
Animals as stand-ins for humans --
The social construction of the lab animal --
The history of the anti-vivisection movement --
Alternatives to animal research and testing --
The battle over animal research today. --
Chapter 10. Animal-assisted activities: Animals as human assistants --
Working animals today --
Assistance animals --
Animal-assisted therapy --
The human-animal bond : benefits to humans --
What about benefits to animals? --
The healing gift of animals : animal-assisted therapy / Cynthia Kay Chandler. Part III. Attitudes toward animals. Chapter 11. Working with animals: Ethnographic fieldwork --
People who work with animals --
Animal rescue volunteers --
Shelter workers and veterinarians --
Ranchers --
Laboratory workers --
Slaughterhouse workers --
Working with people who work with animals / Clinton Sanders. --
Chapter 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. --
Chapter 13. Human oppression and animal suffering: Interlinked systems of exploitation --
The roots of oppression --
Othering and essentializing --
Sexism and speciesism --
Racism, slavery, the Holocaust, and animal exploitation --
What is the problem with comparisons? --
Racism and animal advocacy --
Capitalism and the expansion of oppression --
Connecting the dots : legitimating oppressions / David Nibert. Part IV. Imagining animals : animals as symbol. Chapter 14. Animals in human thought: The use of animals in human language --
Animals as symbols --
Animals in artwork --
Mirrors for human identities --
Animals and the creative arts / Carol Gigliotti. --
Chapter 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. --
Chapter 16. Animals in literature and film: Animals in literature --
Animals in children's literature --
Talking animals --
Animals in film and TV --
The Internet is made of cats --
Literary animal encounters / Philip Armstrong. Part V. Knowing and relating to animals : animal behavior and animal ethics. Chapter 17. Animal behavior studies and ethology: History of animal behavior studies --
Animal behavior studies and reductionism --
The 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. --
Chapter 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 --
Other approaches --
The morality of awareness / Kathie Jenni. --
Chapter 19. The animal protection movement: Conserving nature --
The movement's precursors --
The Animal Rights Movement : the first wave --
The Animal Rights Movement : the second wave --
The modern Animal Rights Movement --
Demographics : who becomes an animal rights activist? --
Place of the movement in contemporary society. --
Chapter 20. The future of the human-animal relationship. --
Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Margo DeMello.

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