Bibliographic Details

Animal studies : an introduction / Paul Waldau.

Author / Creator Waldau, Paul, author.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 362 pages)
Language English
Subject Animals (Philosophy)
Animal welfare -- Philosophy.
Animal behavior -- Study and teaching.
Animal rights.
NATURE -- Animal Rights.
Animal behavior -- Study and teaching.
Animal rights.
Animal welfare -- Philosophy.
Animals (Philosophy)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9780199968398
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Animal studies is a growing interdisciplinary field that incorporates scholarship from public policy, sociology, religion, philosophy, and many other areas. In essence, it seeks to understand how humans study and conceive of other-than-human animals, and how these conceptions have changed over time, across cultures, and across different ways of thinking. This interdisciplinary introduction to the field boldly and creatively foregrounds the realities of nonhuman animals, as well as the imaginative and ethical faculties that humans must engage to consider our intersection with living beings outside of our species. It also compellingly demonstrates that the breadth and depth of thinking and humility needed to grasp the human-nonhuman intersection has the potential to expand the dualism that currently divides the sciences and humanities."
Other form Print version: Waldau, Paul. Animal studies. New York : Oxford University Press, 2013 9780199827015
Standard no. 40022148882
Table of Contents:
  • Opening doors
  • Through open doors : the challenges of history, culture, and education
  • Science, politics, and other animals
  • Early twenty-first-century animal studies : three cutting edges
  • Animals in the creative arts
  • Animals in philosophy
  • Comparative studies : legal systems, religions, and cultures
  • Animals and modern social realities
  • The special roles of anthropology, archaeology, and geography
  • Telling the larger story
  • Marginalized humans and other animals
  • The question of leadership : getting beyond pioneers and leaders to individual choices
  • The future of animal studies.