Social Creatures A Human and Animal Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 1590561236
ISBN-13: 9781590561232
Edition: 2008
Authors: Clifton P. Flynn
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lantern Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

In more than thirty essays, Social Creatures examines the role of animals in human society. Collected from a wide range of periodicals and books, these important works of scholarship examine such issues as how animal shelter workers view the pets in their care, why some people hoard animals, animals and women who experience domestic abuse, philosophical and feminist analyses of our moral obligations toward animals, and many other topics. Social Creatures includes work by Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Carol J. Adams, Josephine Donovan, Barbara Noske, Arnold Arluke, Ken Shapiro, and many leading scholars, anthropologists, and psychologists. The book also comes with an extensive bibliography of hundreds of articles and books.

Social Creatures: An Introduction
An Emerging Field
Introduction to Human-Animal Studies
The Zoological Connection: Animal-related Human Behavior
The Animal Question in Anthropology
Studying Human-Animal Relationships
Understanding Dogs through Kinesthetic Empathy, Social Construction, and History
Future Directions in Human-Animal Bond Research
Understanding Dogs: Caretakers' Attributions of Mindedness in Canine-Human Relationships
Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Speciesism, Anthropocentrism, and Non-Western Cultures
The Anthropology of Conscience
The Emergence of Modern Pet-keeping
Animals and Culture
Animal Rights as Religious Vision
The Power of Play
There's Not Enough Room to Swing a Dead Cat and There's No Use Flogging a Dead Horse
Attitudes toward Other Animals
Gender, Sex-role Orientation and Attitudes toward Animals
Childhood Pet Keeping and Humane Attitudes in Young Adulthood
Animal Rights and Human Social Issues
Criminology and Deviance
Children Who Are Cruel to Animals: A Review of Research and Implications for Developmental Psychology
Childhood Cruelty to Animals and Subsequent Violence against Humans
Woman's Best Friend: Pet Abuse and the Role of Companion Animals in the Lives of Battered women
Hoarding of Animals: An Under-recognized Public Health Problem in a Difficult-to-study Population
Inequality-Interconnected Oppressions
An Historical Understanding
The Sexual Politics of Meat
Humans and Other Animals: Sociology's Moral and Intellectual Challenge
Living and Working with Other Animals
The Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions
Personality Characteristics of Dog and Cat Persons
Human Grief Resulting from the Death of a Pet
Loving Them to Death: Blame-displacing Strategies of Animal Shelter Workers and Surrenderers
Savages, Drunks, and Lab Animals: The Researcher's Perception of Pain
Animal Rights-Philosophy and Social Movement
All Animals are Equal
The Case for Animal Rights
Animal Rights and Feminist Theory
Caring about Blood, Flesh, and Pain: Women's Standing in the Animal Protection Movement
Contributors
Notes
References

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