Bibliographic Details

Critical animal studies : an introduction / Dawne McCance.

Author / Creator McCance, Dawne, 1944-
Imprint Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©2013.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 190 pages)
Language English
Subject Animal rights.
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
NATURE -- Animal Rights.
Animal rights.
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Djurrätt.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11176412
ISBN 9781461919407
1461919401
1438445369
9781438445366
9781438445359
1438445350
9781438445342
1438445342
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Summary "Having roots as a specialized philosophical movement at Oxford University in the early 1970s, critical animal studies is now taking shape as a wide-open, multidisciplinary endeavor through which scholars across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and others ranging from creative writers to architects, are joining together to address issues related to today's unprecedented subjection of animals. Introducing this emerging field, Dawne McCance describes the wide range of analysis and approaches represented, looking at much-debated practices such as industrialized or "factory" farming of animals, handling and slaughter, animal experimentation, wildlife management, animal captivity, global genomics, meat-eating, and animal sacrifice. McCance equally focuses on many of the theoretical and ethical problems that recur across the field, raising critical questions about prevailing approaches to animal ethics, and inviting new ways of thinking about and responding to animals."--Publisher's website.
Other form Print version: McCance, Dawne, 1944- Critical animal studies. Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©2013 9781438445359
Standard no. 40021844654
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Animal liberation on the factory farm
  • Animal rights in the wild
  • Animal experimentation: in the lab and on the farm
  • The death of "the animal": what's in a word?
  • Open the cages: animots and zoos
  • Feminist contributions to critical animal studies
  • Killing and eating animals: perspectives from world religions
  • The subject of ethics: cultural studies, art, architecture, and literature
  • Turning points.