The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings

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The study of animals - and the relationship between humans and other animals - is now one of the most fiercely debated topics in contemporary science and culture. Animals have a long history in human society, providing food, labour, sport and companionship as well as becoming objects for exhibit. More contemporary uses extend to animals as therapy and in scientific testing. As natural habitats continue to be destroyed, the rights of animals to co-exist on the planet - and their symbolic power as a connection between humans and the natural world - are ever more hotly contested. The Animals Reader brings together the key classic and contemporary writings from Philosophy, Ethics, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History, Law and Science. As the first book of its kind, The Animals Reader provides a framework for understanding the current state of the multidisciplinary field of animal studies. This anthology will be invaluable for students across the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as for general readers.

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Linda Kalof is Professor in the Dept. of Sociology at Michigan State University. She is author of Looking at Animals in Human History and co-editor of The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values and the forthcoming major multi-volume works, A Cultural History of Animals and A Cultural History of the Human BodyAmy J. Fitzgerald is on the faculty in the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and author of Animal Abuse and Family Violence.

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'What is an 'animal'? A 'human being'? The Animals Reader will help us rethink these urgent questions in the light of scientific, technological, and historical discoveries. Ranging from Aristotle to postmodern philosophers and from orangutans to cyborgs, it presents a wonderful diversity of perspectives on animals and, in consequence, ourselves.' Boria Sax, author of Crow, Animals in the Third Reich and The Mythical Zoo 'A great resource for students coming to grips with a complex, multidisciplinary field.' Mike Michael, Goldsmith's College, University of London 'Absolutely perfect for the course and an excellent production throughout.' Stuart R Harrop, Professor for Wildlife Management Law, University of Kent 'This is an incredibly well chosen collection of writings and valuable reference book.' Yvette Watt, Animals Today 'The Animals Reader is an immensely stimulating collection of essays, which belongs on the bookshelf of every thinking person.' The Financial Times With its succinct introductions, which contextualize chapters historically and within the broader field of human-animal studies, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to key debates in a format that is accessible to undergraduate students. Cultural Geographies

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