Animals and Modern Cultures

A Sociology of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity

Author: Adrian Franklin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761956235

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 9191

The dramatic transformation of relationships between humans and animals in the 20th century are investigated in this fascinating and accessible book. At the beginning of this century these relationships were dominated by human needs and interests, modernization was a project which was attached to the goal of progress and animals were merely resources to be used on the path towards human fulfilment. As the century comes to an end these relationships are increasingly being subjected to criticism. We are now urged to be more sensitive and compassionate to animal needs and interests. This book focuses on social change and animals, it is concerned with how humans relate to animals and how this has changed and why. Moreover, it highlights

Animals and Modern Cultures

A Sociology of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity

Author: Adrian Franklin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446222969

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 2388

The dramatic transformation of relationships between humans and animals in the 20th century are investigated in this fascinating and accessible book. At the beginning of this century these relationships were dominated by human needs and interests, modernization was a project which was attached to the goal of progress and animals were merely resources to be used on the path towards human fulfilment. These relationships are increasingly being subjected to criticism and a new field of interest in human-animal relationships has opened up. We are now urged to be more sensitive and compassionate to animal needs and interests, to understand their mindedness and how their lives and ours are entangled. This book focuses on social change and animals, it is concerned with how humans relate to animals and how this has changed and why. Moreover, it highlights, through chapters on companion animals, hunting and fishing, animal leisures such as birdwatching and wildlife parks, and the meat and livestock industries, how attitudes and practices towards animals vary widely according to social class, ethnicity, gender, region and nation.

Animals and Modern Cultures

A Sociology of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity

Author: Adrian Franklin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761956220

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 7708

The dramatic transformation of relationships between humans and animals in the 20th century are investigated in this fascinating and accessible book. At the beginning of this century these relationships were dominated by human needs and interests, modernization was a project which was attached to the goal of progress and animals were merely resources to be used on the path towards human fulfilment. As the century comes to an end these relationships are increasingly being subjected to criticism. We are now urged to be more sensitive and compassionate to animal needs and interests. This book focuses on social change and animals, it is concerned with how humans relate to animals and how this has changed and why. Moreover, it highlights

Humans, Animals, and Society

An Introduction to Human-animal Studies

Author: Nik Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590564233

Category: Nature

Page: 195

View: 4923

While animals have played a central part in human society over the years, when it comes to the social sciences they have largely been neglected. However, interest in Human-Animal Studies (HAS) has grown exponentially in recent years, giving rise to university and college courses around the world specifically on this compelling and vital subject. Considering topics ranging from the human-animal bond, meat eating, and animals in entertainment, this book presents key concepts in simple and easy-to-understand ways as it covers the breadth of empirical work currently being done in the field. Through an examination of ideas such as anthropocentrism and the social construction of animals, it looks at how animals are symbolically transformed, presented, and re-presented as part of human culture. Ultimately, the book argues that there is nothing natural about our social relations with animals, but that animals are made use of and understood through a human lens. Humans, Animals, and Society spans the diverse interests of the HAS community and is necessary reading for students and the general public looking to better understand our relationship with animals.

What is an Animal?

Author: Tim Ingold

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415095563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

View: 854

This book offers a unique interdisciplinary challenge to assumptions about animals and animality deeply embedded in our own ways of thought, and at the same time exposes highly sensitive and largely unexplored aspects of the understanding of our common humanity.

Between the Species

Readings in Human-animal Relations

Author: Arnold Arluke

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205594931

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

View: 2284

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.

Animals and Sociology

Author: K. Peggs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230377270

Category: Philosophy

Page: 177

View: 2926

Animals and Sociology challenges traditional assumptions about the nature of sociology. Sociology often centres on humans; however, other animals are everywhere in society.Kay Peggs explores the significant contribution that sociology can make to our understanding of human relations with other animals.

Thinking Animals

Animals and the Development of Human Intelligence

Author: Paul Shepard

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820342343

Category: Nature

Page: 274

View: 4624

In a world increasingly dominated by human beings, the survival of other species becomes more and more questionable. In this brilliant book, Paul Shepard offers a provocative alternative to an "us or them" mentality, proposing that other species are integral to humanity's evolution and exist at the core of our imagination. This trait, he argues, compels us to think of animals in order to be human. Without other living species by which to measure ourselves, Shepard warns, we would be less mature, care less for and be more careless of all life, including our own kind.

Looking at Animals in Human History

Author: Linda Kalof

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861893345

Category: Art

Page: 222

View: 1998

Taking in a wide range of visual and textual materials, Linda Kalof in Looking at Animals in Human History unearths many surprising and revealing examples of our depictions of animals.

Shared Lives of Humans and Animals

Animal Agency in the Global North

Author: Tuomas Räsänen,Taina Syrjämaa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135185710X

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 8671

Animals are conscious beings that form their own perspective regarding the lifeworlds in which they exist, and according to which they act in relation to their species and other animals. In recent decades a thorough transformation in societal research has taken place, as many groups that were previously perceived as being passive or subjugated objects have become active subjects. This fundamental reassessment, first promoted by feminist and radical studies, has subsequently been followed by spatial and material turns that have brought non-human agency to the fore. In human–animal relations, despite a power imbalance, animals are not mere objects but act as agents. They shape our material world and our encounters with them influence the way we think about the world and ourselves. This book focuses on animal agency and interactions between humans and animals. It explores the reciprocity of human–animal relations and the capacity of animals to act and shape human societies. The chapters draw on examples from the Global North to explore how human life in modernity has been and is shaped by the sentience, autonomy, and physicality of various animals, particularly in landscapes where communities and wild animals exist in close proximity. It offers a timely contribution to animal studies, environmental geography, environmental history, and social science and humanities studies of the environment more broadly.

Interspecies Interactions

Animals and Humans between the Middle Ages and Modernity

Author: Sarah Cockram,Andrew Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351612638

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 5526

Interspecies Interactions surveys the rapidly developing field of human-animal relations from the late medieval and early modern eras through to the mid-Victorian period. By viewing animals as authentic and autonomous historical agents who had a real impact on the world around them, this book concentrates on an under-examined but crucial aspect of the human-animal relationship: interaction. Each chapter provides scholarly debate on the methods and challenges of the study of interspecies interactions, and together they offer an insight into the part that humans and animals have played in shaping each other’s lives, as well as encouraging reflection on the directions that human-animal relations may yet take. Beginning with an exploration of Samuel Pepys’ often emotional relationships with the many animals that he knew, the chapters cover a wide range of domestic, working, and wild animals and include case studies on carnival animals, cattle, dogs, horses, apes, snakes, sharks, invertebrates. These case studies of human-animal interactions are further brought to life through visual representation, by the inclusion of over 20 images within the book. From ‘sleeve cats’ to lion fights, Interspecies Interactions encompasses a broad spectrum of relationships between humans and animals. Covering topics such as use, emotion, cognition, empire, status, and performance across several centuries and continents, it is essential reading for all students and scholars of historical animal studies.

Zoo Culture

Author: Bob Mullan,Garry Marvin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252067624

Category: Nature

Page: 172

View: 9056

This provocative study shows that zoos tell us as much about humans as they do about animals. Through observations based on visits to zoos and conversations with zoo owners and keepers all over the world, the authors suggest that, while animals may not need zoos, urban societies seem to. A new preface takes note of dramatic changes in the perceived role of zoos that have occurred since the book's original publication.

Animals and Society

The Humanity of Animal Rights

Author: Keith Tester

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415047326

Category: Animal rights

Page: 218

View: 7518

Animal History in the Modern City

Exploring Liminality

Author: Clemens Wischermann,Aline Steinbrecher,Philip Howell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350054054

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 4744

Animals are increasingly recognized as fit and proper subjects for historians, yet their place in conventional historical narratives remains contested. This volume argues for a history of animals based on the centrality of liminality - the state of being on the threshold, not quite one thing yet not quite another. Since animals stand between nature and culture, wildness and domestication, the countryside and the city, and tradition and modernity, the concept of liminality has a special resonance for historical animal studies. Assembling an impressive cast of contributors, this volume employs liminality as a lens through which to study the social and cultural history of animals in the modern city. It includes a variety of case studies, such as the horse-human relationship in the towns of New Spain, hunting practices in 17th-century France, the birth of the zoo in Germany and the role of the stray dog in the Victorian city, demonstrating the interrelated nature of animal and human histories. Animal History in the Modern City is a vital resource for scholars and students interested in animal studies, urban history and historical geography.

Six Legs Better

A Cultural History of Myrmecology

Author: Charlotte Sleigh

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884450

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 3738

Sleigh uses specific representations of ants within the field of entomology from the late nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries to explore the broader role of metaphors in science and their often unpredictable translations.

Regarding Animals

Author: Arnold Arluke

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781439903889

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 9396

Questioning our conflicting views of the role of animals.

Encyclopedia of Human-animal Relationships: A-Con

Author: Marc Bekoff

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334887

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 408

View: 9793

Explore the profound and sometimes unrealized connections among humans and other animals. Renowned animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff and 300 experts from the fields of science, history, the social sciences, religion, cultural studies, literature, the fine arts, and more discuss the many ways in which humans and animals live together on the earth.

Why Look at Animals?

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141043975

Category: Animals (Philosophy)

Page: 98

View: 6746

John Berger broke new ground with his penetrating writings on life, art and how we see the world around us. Here he explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been broken in the modern consumer age, with the animals that used to be at the centre of our existence now marginalized and reduced to spectacle. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

The Animal Game

Author: Daniel E. Bender

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674972767

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 6915

Tracing the global trade and trafficking in animals that supplied U.S. zoos, Daniel Bender shows how Americans learned to view faraway places through the lens of exotic creatures on display. He recounts the public’s conflicted relationship with zoos, decried as prisons by activists even as they remain popular centers of education and preservation.

Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies

Author: Garry Marvin,Susan McHugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136237887

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 903

The Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies presents a collection of original essays from artists and scholars who have established themselves internationally on the basis of specific and significant new contributions to human-animal studies. It offers a broad interpretive account of the development and present configurations of the field of human-animal studies across many cultures, continents, and times.