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Understanding Animal Abuse A Sociological Analysis

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ISBN-10: 1590563395

ISBN-13: 9781590563397

Edition: 2012

Authors: Clifton P. Flynn

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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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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Lantern Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 130
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

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
Family Violence
Other Forms of Violence and Antisocial Behavior
"The Link"
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
Feminist Theories
Symbolic Interactionism
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
Policy Recommendations
Directions for Future Research
Expanding the Sociological Imagination: An Inclusive Sociology of Animal Abuse
About the Author