Critical animal studies : an introduction

TitleCritical animal studies : an introduction
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMcCance, D
Paginationxi, 190 p.
PublisherState University of New York Press
Place PublishedAlbany, NY
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1438445342 (pbk. alk. paper)
Accession Number7071815
Call NumberSocial Sciences, Health, and Education HV4708 .M387 2013
KeywordsAnimal Research Subjects , BIOLOGY , MEDICINE , SCIENCE , Veterinary Science
AbstractHaving roots as a specialized philosophical movement at Oxford University in the early 1970s, critical animal studies is now taking shape as a wide-open, multidisciplinary endeavor through which scholars across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and others ranging from creative writers to architects, are joining together to address issues related to today’s unprecedented subjection of animals. Introducing this emerging field, Dawne McCance describes the wide range of analysis and approaches represented, looking at much-debated practices such as industrialized or “factory” farming of animals, handling and slaughter, animal experimentation, wildlife management, animal captivity, global genomics, meat-eating, and animal sacrifice. McCance equally focuses on many of the theoretical and ethical problems that recur across the field, raising critical questions about prevailing approaches to animal ethics, and inviting new ways of thinking about and responding to animals.
Notes20120095629939062Dawne McCance.24 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Animal liberation on the factory farm -- Animal rights in the wild -- Animal experimentation: in the lab and on the farm -- The death of "the animal": what's in a word? -- Open the cages: animots and zoos -- Feminist contributions to critical animal studies -- Killing and eating animals: perspectives from world religions -- The subject of ethics: cultural studies, art, architecture, and literature -- Turning points.
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