The Animals Reader

The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings

Author: Linda Kalof,Amy Fitzgerald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781845204693

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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The study of animals - and the relationship between humans and other animals - is now one of the most fiercely debated topics in contemporary science and culture. Animals have a long history in human society, providing food, labour, sport and companionship as well as becoming objects for exhibit. More contemporary uses extend to animals as therapy and in scientific testing. As natural habitats continue to be destroyed, the rights of animals to co-exist on the planet - and their symbolic power as a connection between humans and the natural world - are ever more hotly contested. The Animals Reader brings together the key classic and contemporary writings from Philosophy, Ethics, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History, Law and Science. As the first book of its kind, The Animals Reader provides a framework for understanding the current state of the multidisciplinary field of animal studies. This anthology will be invaluable for students across the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as for general readers.

Tierethik

neue Perspektiven für Menschen und Tiere

Author: Jean-Claude Wolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783891314159

Category: Animal rights

Page: 149

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Disziplinierte Tiere?

Perspektiven der Human-Animal Studies für die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen

Author: Reingard Spannring,Karin Schachinger,Gabriela Kompatscher,Alejandro Boucabeille

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839425182

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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Nichtmenschliche Tiere wurden bislang in den Human-, Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften aufgrund des vorherrschenden Anthropozentrismus, der radikalen Ablehnung jeglichen Anthropomorphismus sowie des biologischen Essentialismus kaum berücksichtigt. Die Beziehungsformen zwischen nichtmenschlichen Tieren und Menschen sind historisch, kulturell, aber auch innergesellschaftlich sehr heterogen, ambivalent und widersprüchlich; ihre Wechselbeziehungen sind multidimensional. Angesichts dessen stellen die Beiträge des Bandes die Frage danach, was die Berücksichtigung nichtmenschlicher Tiere und der Tier-Mensch-Beziehungen für die jeweilige wissenschaftliche Disziplin bedeutet und welche Herausforderungen sich für deren Forschungsfelder, Theorien und Methoden ergeben. Mit Vorworten der beiden Ethologen Marc Bekoff und Kurt Kotrschal.

The Persistence of Critical Theory

Author: Gabriel R. Ricci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351477552

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

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The latest volume of Culture and Civilization gathers contemporary exponents of critical theory, specifically those based in the Frankfurt School of social thinking. Collectively, this volume demonstrates the continuing intellectual viability of critical theory, which challenges the limits of positivism and materialism. We may question how the theoretical framework of Marxism fails to coordinate with the conditions that defined labor forces, as did Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, or deliberate on the conditions that justify the claims we make through public discourse, as did Jurgen Habermas. Or, like Axel Honneth, we may reflect on recognition theory as a means of addressing social problems. Whatever our objective, the focus of critical theory continues to be the consciousness of established "positive" interests that, without debate, may sustain injustices or conditions which the public may not have chosen to impose. Throughout the hardship of punitive dismissal and exile in the 1930s and 40s, and the shock of the New Left in the 1960s and 70s, and finally the later linguistic and pragmatic turn, the Frankfurt School has sustained the idea that people escape disaffection and alienation when their knowledge of the social and political world is dialectically mediated through creative interaction. This new volume in the Culture and Civilization series continues the tradition of critical thought.

Human-Animal Studies

Über die gesellschaftliche Natur von Mensch-Tier-Verhältnissen

Author: Chimaira - Arbeitskreis für Human-Animal Studies

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3732818241

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Das Verhältnis des Menschen zum Tier stellt eine der großen Debatten der Gegenwart dar. Mit dem jungen Forschungsfeld der Human-Animal Studies leisten die Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften einen wertvollen Beitrag zu dieser Frage der Zeit und weisen auf die Gesellschaftlichkeit der herrschenden Mensch-Tier-Verhältnisse hin. Dieser Band versammelt als eine der ersten deutschsprachigen Veröffentlichungen transdisziplinäre Beiträge, die nicht nur theoretische Fragen der Konstitution von Mensch und Tier erörtern, sondern auch daran anschließende Diskussionen über Geschlecht, Identität und politische Praxis aufzeigen. Thesen bekannter Denker_innen wie Foucault und Haraway sowie aktuelle Ansätze, u.a. aus der Intersektionalitätsforschung und den Queer Studies, werden neu rezipiert und durch eigene theoretische und empirische Analysen ergänzt.

Human-Animal Studies

Eine Einführung für Studierende und Lehrende

Author: Gabriela Kompatscher-Gufler,Reingard Spannring,Karin Schachinger

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825247597

Category: History

Page: 264

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Human-Animal Studies: Gesellschaftliche, philosophische und kulturelle Aspekte des Mensch-Tier-Verhältnisses Die erste deutschsprachige Einführung in die Human-Animal Studies (HAS) fungiert für Studierende und Lehrende der HAS und für Nachbardisziplinen, die auf das Mensch-Tier-Verhältnis blicken, als Seminargrundlage. Die Kapitel sind didaktisch aufbereitet und bieten Definitionen, Erklärungen, ein Glossar, Zusatzliteratur, Arbeitsaufgaben, Verständnisfragen und weiterführende Fragen, die zur vertieften Auseinandersetzung anregen. Thematisiert werden unter anderem die philosophische Tierethik, Human-Animal Studies in Literatur und Sprachwissenschaft sowie in Soziologie, Pädagogik, Geschichte und Gender Studies. Wie sehen historische Entwicklungen, Tendenzen, Schlüsselbegriffe, wichtige Theorien und Konzepte und Teilbereiche der Human-Animal Studies aus? Auf diese Fragen finden Studierende und Lehrende Antworten in diesem Buch. Dieser Titel ist nicht als Dozenten-Freiexemplar erhältlich.

Animal Encounters

Author: Tom Tyler,Manuela S. Rossini

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004168672

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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The fast-growing field of Animal Studies is a varied and much contested domain. Engagement with animals has encouraged both collaboration and conflict between researchers within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Animal Encounters comprises a series of meetings not only between diverse beasts, but also between distinct disciplinary methods, theoretical approaches, and ethical positions. The essays here collected come together from literary and cultural studies, sociology and anthropology, ecocriticism and art history, philosophy and feminism, science and technology studies, history and posthumanism, to study that most familiar and most foreign of creatures, a ~the animala (TM). These encounters between leading practitioners in the field highlight the promise and potential of interspecies exchange and mutual provocation.

Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526768

Category: Nature

Page: 488

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Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

Looking at Animals in Human History

Author: Linda Kalof

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894937

Category: History

Page: 240

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From the first cave paintings to Britta Jaschinski's provocative animal photography, it seems we have been describing and portraying animals, in some form or another, for as long as we have been human. This book provides a broad historical overview of our representations of animals, from prehistory to postmodernity, and how those representations have altered with changing social conditions. Taking in a wide range of visual and textual materials, Linda Kalof unearths many surprising and revealing examples of our depictions of animals. She also examines animals in a broad sweep of literature, narrative and criticism: from Pliny the Elder’s Natural History to Donna Haraway’s writings on animal–human–machine interaction; and from accounts of the Black Plague and histories of the domestic animal and zoos, to the ways that animal stereotypes have been applied to people to highlight hierarchies of gender, race and class. Well-researched and scholarly, yet very accessible, this book is a significant contribution to the human–animal story. Featuring more than 60 images, Looking at Animals in Human History brings together a wealth of information that will appeal to the wide audience interested in animals, as well as to specialists in many disciplines. Linda Kalof is professor of sociology at Michigan State University. Her books include The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values and The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings.

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity

Author: Linda Kalof

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781845203610

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Animals had an ubiquitous and central presence in the ancient world. A Cultural History of Animals In Antiquity presents an extraordinarily broad assessment of animal cultures from 2500 BCE to 1000 CE, describing how animals were an intrinsic part of the spiritual life of ancient society, how they were hunted, domesticated and used for entertainment, and the roles animals played in ancient science and philosophy. Since much of what we know about animals in antiquity is gleaned from the images left by our ancestors, the book presents a wealth of illustrations. Seminal ancient narratives about animals -- including works from Aristotle, Plutarch, Ovid and Pliny the Elder -- are also drawn upon to illustrate contemporary ideas about and attitudes towards animals. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Animals, this volume presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary Symbolism, Hunting, Domestication, Sports and Entertainment, Science, Philosophy, and Art. Volume 1 in the Cultural History of Animals edited by Linda Kalof and Brigitte Resl.

Animals at work

Identity, politics and culture in work with animals

Author: Lindsay Hamilton,Nik Taylor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004249338

Category: Nature

Page: 210

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Animals at Work considers the ways in which humans make meaning from their interactions with non-humans in a range of organizations. This is done through ethnographic research in a range of workplaces, from farms and slaughter-houses to rescue shelters and veterinary practices.

Der Bär

Geschichte eines gestürzten Königs

Author: Michel Pastoureau,Sabine Çorlu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783939062097

Category:

Page: 383

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Das Geheimnis des Hermes Trismegistos

Geschichte des Hermetismus von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit

Author: Florian Ebeling

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406593437

Category: Hermetische Philosophie - Geschichte

Page: 213

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