Human And Other Animals: Critical Perspectives

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

EditorBob Carter, Nickie Charles

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This collectionexamines 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.

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This collectionexamines 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 identit...

BOB CARTER is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Warwick, UK. He is the author of Realism and Racism: Concepts of Race in Sociological Research and the co-author of Applied Linguistics as Social Science (with Alison Sealey). His most recent publication is Nature, Society and Environmental Crisis (co-e...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.9 × 5.71 × 0.88 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230246591

ISBN - 13:9780230246591

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Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures and Photos
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