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THE ANIMALS READER: The Essential Classic And Contemporary Writings Edited by Linda Kalof and Amy Fitzgerald The study of animals - and the relationship between Humans and other animals
is now one of the most fiercely debated topics in contemporary science and culture. Animals have a long history in human society, providing food, labour and companionship as well as becoming objects for exhibit. More contemporary uses extend to animals as therapy and in scientific testing. As natural habitats continue to be destroyed, the rights of animals to co-exist on the planet and their symbolic power as a connection between humans and the natural world
are ever more hotly contested.
The Animals Reader brings together the key classic and contemporary writings from Philosophy, Ethics, Sociology, Cultural Studies
, Anthropology, Environmental Studies
, History, Law and Science. As the first book of its kind, The Animals Reader provides a framework for understanding the current state of the multidisciplinary field of animal studies
. Each selection has a contextual introduction that describes its intellectual background, and the entire volume is handsomely illustrated by the renowned animal photographer, Britta Jaschinski. This anthology will be invaluable for students across the Humanities and social science
s as well as for general readers.
Linda Kalof is Professor in the Dept of Sociology at Michigan State University
, USA. She is author of Looking at Animals in human history
and co-editor of the forthcoming major multi-volume works, A cultural history
of Animals and A Cultural History of the Human Body. Amy J. Fitzgerald is on the faculty in the Dept of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor
, Ontario, Canada
, and author of animal abuse
and Family Violence.
Part 1. Animals as Philosophical and Ethical Subjects Part 2 Animals as Reflexive Thinkers Part 3. Animals as Domesticates, Companions and Food
Part 4. Animals as Spectacle and Sport Part 5. Animals as Symbols Part 6. Animals as Scientific Objects
L Kalof, A Fitzgerald