Between the Species: A Reader in Human-Animal Relationships

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This anthology, from the literature of sociology and other disciplines as well, examines the various roles that animals play in human societies, and the interactions between people and animals.

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This anthology, from the literature of sociology and other disciplines as well, examines the various roles that animals play in human societies. It covers a full spectrum of human-animal interaction: pets and companions; animals as sources of food, clothing and labor; animals in captivity; humans and wildlife; animals as research subjects; and animals as objects of recreation and sport. Between the Species represents many of the leading experts in this field, including the authors, who co-edit a scholarly series on animals, society, and culture.

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Arnold Arluke is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University and Senior Scholar at Tufts University Center for Animals and Public Policy.  He has published over 70 articles and nine books, including Regarding Animals (with Clinton Sanders), Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves, Brute Force: Animal Police and the Challenge of Cruelty, and The Sacrifice: How Scientific Experiments Transform Animals and People.  He also edits with Clinton Sanders the Animals, Culture, and Society series at Temple University Press.  Arluke received the Distinguished Scholar award given by the International Association of Human-Animal Organizations and the Human Hero award from the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  Along with Sanders, they both received the Charles Horton Cooley award for Regarding Animals.
 
Clinton R. Sanders is Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut.  In addition to being coauthor of Regarding Animals and co-editor of the Temple University Press Animals, Culture, and Society series (with Arnold Arluke), he is author of Customizing the Body: The Art and Culture of Tattooing (1989) and Understanding Dogs: Living and Working with Canine Companions (1999). He has been President (2002-2003) and Vice-president (1994-1995) of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.  Sanders was the 2006 recipient of the Distinguished Scholarship award given by the Animals and Society section of the American Sociological Association.

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