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Animal Rights

  • Canis Africanisby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 115.00

    The role of the dog in human society is the connecting thread that binds the essays in Canis Africanis, each revealing a different part of the complex social history of southern Africa. The essays range widely from concerns over disease, bestiality, and social degradation through gambling on dogs to anxieties over social status reflected through breed... more...

  • Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Cultureby Elisa Aaltola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Exploring how animal suffering is made meaningful within Western ramifications, the book investigates themes such as skepticism concerning non-human experience, cultural roots of compassion, and contemporary approaches to animal ethics. At its center is the pivotal question: What is the moral significance of animal suffering? more...

  • Metamorphoses of the Zooby Ralph R. Acampora; Helena Pedersen; Natalie Dian; Matthew Chrulew; Jennifer Wlech; Ralph Acampora; Nicole Mazur; Koen Margodt; Lisa Kemmerer; Bernard Rollin; Randy Malamud; Chilla Bulbeck; Leesa Fawcett; Traci Warkentin; David Lulka; Gay Bradshaw; Debra Durham

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 89.99

    Metamorphoses of the Zoo marshals a unique compendium of critical interventions that envision novel modes of authentic encounter that cultivate humanity's biophilic tendencies without abusing or degrading other animals. These take the form of radical restructurings of what were formerly zoos or map out entirely new, post-zoo sites or experiences. The... more...

  • Last Chance to Seeby Douglas Adams; Mark Carwardine

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD Join bestselling author Douglas Adams and zooligist Mark Carwardine as they take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures. Hilarious and poignant--as only Douglas Adams can be--LAST CHANCE TO SEE is an entertaining and arresting odyssey through the Earth's magnificent wildlife galaxy. NOTE: This... more...

  • Animals and Public Healthby Aysha Akhtar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    A compelling argument of how human health is adversely affected by our poor treatment of non-human animals. The author contents that in order to successfully confront the 21st Century's health challenges, we need to broaden the definition of the word 'public' in public health to include non-human animals. more...

  • Critical Animal and Media Studiesby Núria Almiron; Matthew Cole; Carrie P. Freeman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book aims to put the speciesism debate and the treatment of non-human animals on the agenda of critical media studies and to put media studies on the agenda of animal ethics researchers. Contributors examine the convergence of media and animal ethics from theoretical, philosophical, discursive, social constructionist, and political economic perspectives.... more...

  • The Animals of Spainby Abel Alves

    BRILL 2011; US$ 121.00

    An overlooked area in the burgeoning field of animal studies is explored: the way nonhuman animals in the early modern Spanish empire were valued companions, as well as economic resources. Montaigne was not alone in his appreciation of animal life. more...

  • Rescuing Riley, Saving Myselfby Zachary Anderegg; Pete Nelson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    American Book Fest's 2014 International Book Awards Finalist While hiking on a solo vacation in a remote, uninhabitable region of Arizona, Zachary Anderegg happened upon Riley, an emaciated puppy clinging to life, at the bottom of a 350-foot canyon. In a daring act of humanity that trumped the deliberate savagery behind Riley?s presence in such... more...

  • Just a Dogby Arnold Arluke

    Temple University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    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 who engage... more...

  • Knowing Animalsby Philip Armstrong

    BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00

    Drawing on a range of perspectives -philosophy, literary criticism, art history and cultural studies-the essays collected here explore unconventional ways of knowing animals, offering new insights into apparently familiar relationships between humans and other living beings. more...