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- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 64.00
Through an examination of modern depictions of zoos, Reading Zoos presents a paradigm of how these institutions, and a range of reactions to them, illuminate the workings of our cultural sensibilities. The book explores how the nature of zoos and their significance to cultural consumers is portrayed in over 100 works. It explores what animals' captivity... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00
Animal studies and biopolitics are two of the most dynamic areas of interdisciplinary scholarship, but until now, they have had little to say to each other. Bringing these two emergent areas of thought into direct conversation in Before the Law , Cary Wolfe fosters a new discussion about the status of nonhuman animals and the shared plight of humans... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 112.00
Demonstrating that animal cruelty behaviours are another form of antisocial behaviour, alongside human aggression and violence, and almost without exception are carried out by the same individuals this book offers clear recommendations for future research on animal cruelty and future action aimed at prevention. more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 55.99
Maverick Archdeacon Robert Hammond, Minister of St. Barnabas? Church, established Hammond?s Pioneer Homes during the depths of the Great Depression to provide affordable homes for struggling families. By 1940, Hammondville, on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, had 110 homes, a school, a general store, a post office, and a church, and was a nationally... more...
- Temple University Press 2006; US$ 27.95
Psychiatrists define cruelty to animals as a psychological problem or personality disorder. Legally, animal cruelty is described by a list of behaviors. In Just a Dog , Arnold Arluke argues that our current constructs of animal cruelty are decontextualized—imposed without regard to the experience of the groups committing the act. Yet those... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 109.95
Does animal welfare have a place in sustainable farming, or do the demands of a rising human population and the threat of climate change mean that the interests of animals must be put aside? Can we improve the way we keep animals and still feed the world – or is it a choice between ethics and economics? The aim of this book is to challenge the... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Two-thirds of Americans polled by the Associated Press agree with the following statement: "An animal's right to live free of suffering should be just as important as a person's right to live free of suffering." More than 50 percent of Americans believe that it is wrong to kill animals to make fur coats or to hunt them for sport. But... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 24.95
Eating Apes is an eloquent book about a disturbing secret: the looming extinction of humanity's closest relatives, the African great apes?chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas. Dale Peterson's impassioned exposť details how, with the unprecedented opening of African forests by European and Asian logging companies, the traditional consumption of wild... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95
This book is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime, from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. It places the development of a welfare state in the 1940s in the context of what had gone before, showing that choices made in earlier decades constrained and still constrain what could then, and can now... more...