The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,391,687 members ⚫ 1,493,850 ebooks

New to

Learn more

Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

Animals and Society by Margo DeMello
Not available
US$ 35.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Humananimal studies explores humananimal relations and the place of animals within human social and cultural worlds. Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, humananimal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization.

The first textbook to provide a full overview of humananimal studies for students, general readers, and scholars, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. DeMello also covers speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars in each chapter highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of humananimal relations.
Columbia University Press; Read online
Title: Animals and Society
Author: Margo DeMello
  • News
Zoos Make Animals Crazy - Design & Trend
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:17:33 -0700
Design & TrendZoos Make Animals CrazyDesign & TrendGus is one of many mentally unstable animals featured in Laurel ...
New Academic Partnership, Fellowship Advances Animal Studies - Wesleyan Connection (blog)
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:56:15 -0700
Wesleyan Connection (blog)New Academic Partnership, Fellowship Advances Animal StudiesWesleyan Connection (blog)Wesleyan ...
애완동물의 미래는 어떻게 될까 - 월스트리트저널
Wed, 06 May 2015 15:12:36 -0700
월스트리트저널애완동물의 미래는 어떻게 될까월스트리트저널일찌기 프랑스 시인이자 소설가인 아나톨 프랑스는 “동물을 사랑하기 전까지는 사람의 영혼 일부분은 깨어나지 않은 채로 있는 것이다”고 말했다. 마고 드멜로는 미시간주 앤아버 ...

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...