Bibliographic Details

Critical terms for animal studies / edited by Lori Gruen.

Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2018]
Description 472 pages ; 23 cm
Language English
Subject Human-animal relationships.
Animals -- Social aspects.
Animals (Philosophy)
Human-animal relationships -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Animal rights.
Cognition in animals.
Animal rights.
Animals (Philosophy)
Animals -- Social aspects.
Cognition in animals.
Human-animal relationships.
Human-animal relationships -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11721498
Other authors / contributors Gruen, Lori, editor.
ISBN 9780226355399
022635539X
9780226355429
022635542X
9780226355566
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Review by Choice Review

This is the latest in Chicago's "Critical Terms" series, containing an introduction and 29 contributed chapters edited by philosophy scholar Lori Gruen (Wesleyan Univ.), who has published widely on ethics issues. Among the contributing authors to this volume are names familiar to academicians across disciplines, such as Peter Singer, Will Kymlicka, Barbara King, and Christine Korsgaard, as well as many others who represent the new generation of scholars in the burgeoning field of animal studies. Each essay is devoted to a particular "term," collectively covering a broad range of concerns with respect to the multifaceted interrelationships between humans and other animals. The overall foci of the chapters are more on philosophical, social, and political issues and less on those housed within the life and natural sciences. Indeed, some readers might expect or wish for more from the latter. Topics include behavior, emotion, personhood, rights, sentience, sociality, welfare, and numerous others. Connections are made in multiple chapters to social and political matters of racism, sexism, colonialism, and various forms of "otherness" and power relations. The feel of the chapters is unmistakably academic, but they should be accessible to any serious reader. Summing Up: Recommended. Advanced undergraduates through faculty and professionals. --David B. Boersema, emeritus, Pacific University

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