Understanding Animal Abuse A Sociological Analysis
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Description: Challenges the reader to consider animal abuse as not limited just to harmful acts committed by individuals but also to the systemic cruelty of factory farms and vivisection laboratories.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Lantern Books
|Introduction and Acknowledgments|
|Why Studying Animal Abuse Is Important|
|Defining Animal Abuse|
|Why Violence to Animals Was Ignored|
|Why Animal Abuse Must Receive Attention|
|A Sociological Approach to Understanding Animal Abuse|
|Individual/Psychopathological vs. Social/Cultural Models of Violence and Abuse|
|Social Structure and Animal Abuse|
|The Connections between Animal Abuse and Human Violence|
|Other Forms of Violence and Antisocial Behavior|
|The Progression Thesis/Graduation Hypothesis|
|Evaluating the Evidence for "the Link"|
|Issues and Challenges for Future Research on the Link|
|Explaining Animal Abuse: Theoretical Perspectives|
|Combining the Two Approaches: A Feminist-Interactionist Explanation of Woman-Battering and Pet Abuse|
|Agnew's Social-Psychological Theory of Animal Abuse|
|Recommendations for Policy and Professionals and Directions for Future Research|
|Directions for Future Research|
|Expanding the Sociological Imagination: An Inclusive Sociology of Animal Abuse|
|About the Author|