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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
How do mainstream film, television, advertising, videogames and newspapers engage with topics such as vivisection, hunting, animal performance, farming, meat eating and animal control? This book explores social, economic, ethical and cultural aspects of relationships between popular media forms and key animal issues. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
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...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 26.99
Animals obviously cannot have a right of free speech or a right to vote because they lack the relevant capacities. But their right to life and to be free of exploitation is no less fundamental than the corresponding right of humans, writes Julian H. Franklin. This theoretically rigorous book will reassure the committed, help the uncertain to decide,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99
Alasdair Cochrane provides an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He applies this theory to a whole range of different and under-explored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims... more...
- The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 25.00
Although people of various political persuasions and financial means regularly espouse the need for Australia to reform its social security framework, what is considered a fair approach is open to debate. The current federal government has committed to reforming the welfare and family assistance payment system to foster responsibility and provide positive... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 139.00
This book examines the contents, influence, and potential of a personal selection of modern books published over the last fifty years that have been relevant to improving welfare. The works selected comprise three earlier classics that mainly deal with animal experimentation and intensive farming, as well as five that concentrate on specific subject... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00
Structured around the five most important schools within contemporary political theory: liberalism, utilitarianism, communitarianism, Marxism and feminism,this is the first introductory level text to offer an accessible overview on the status of animals in contemporary political theory. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 36.00
This exploration of the newly emerging, diverse, and controversial area of animal lawpresents a basic survey of the laws designed to protect animals, analyzing and critiquing them, and proposing a future where the legal regime properly recognizes and protects the inherent worth of all animals. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 67.00
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$ 60.00
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...