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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART I: CONSTRUCTING ANIMALS: ANIMAL CATEGORIES 1. Human-Animal StudiesWhat Is Human-Animal Studies? History of HASHuman-Animal Studies as a Way of SeeingWhere Are Animals? Defining the AnimalUnderstanding Animals and Their UsesMethodological ProblemsTheoretical Starting PointsReal-World Implications of Human-Animal Studies Coming to Animal Studies2. Animal-Human BordersAnimals and Humans: The Great Divide? Non-Western UnderstandingsSpeciesism and the Rise of the Human-Animal BorderEvolution and the Continuity Between the Species3. The Social Construction of AnimalsBiological Systems of Classification Other Systems of ClassificationHow Does One Become a Type of Animal? The Sociozoologic ScaleA New System of Classification The Joy of ChickensPART II: USING ANIMALS: HUMAN-ANIMAL ECONOMIES4. Animals "in the Wild" and in Human SocietiesAnimals and Humans in the Paleolithic EraSubsistence Hunting and the Human-Animal Relationship From Subsistence to SportColonial Expansion and AnimalsControversies Surrounding Subsistence Hunting Modern Relationships with Wildlife: Hunting and ConservationHuman-Wildlife Conflicts The Colonial Animal5. The Domestication of AnimalsHistory of DomesticationResults of DomesticationAltering the Animal BodyIs Domestication Good or Bad? Coming to Animals6. DisplayWhy Do We Watch Animals? Zoos Marine Mammal ParksThe Public Reaction to Zoos and Marine Mammal ParksCircusesAnimal RacingAnimal FightingAlternative Ways of Watching Animals Working from Within: An Ethnographer in Human-Animal Worlds7. The Making and Consumption of MeatMeat Taboos How Animals Become Meat Meat Consumption in the PastModern Meat ProductionWhy We Eat Meat: The Political Economy of AgribusinessSlaughterhouse WorkersCultural Implications of Modern Meat Production and ConsumptionEthics and Meat Eating8. The Pet AnimalWhat Makes a Pet a Pet? The Rise of Pet Keeping The Development of the Modern Pet IndustryWhy We Keep PetsThe Human-Pet RelationshipLove and GriefDevelopment of Humane Attitudes Through PetsContradictory Attitudes Toward PetsPets and Domination Helping People9. Animals and ScienceThe History of VivisectionThe Scope of Animal Research and TestingEnvironmental EnrichmentAnimals as Stand-Ins for HumansThe Social Construction of the Lab AnimalThe History of the Anti-Vivisection MovementAlternatives to Animal Research and Testing The Battle over Animal Research Today10. Animal-Assisted ActivitiesAnimals as Human AssistantsWorking Animals TodayAssistance AnimalsAnimal-Assisted TherapyThe Human-Animal Bond: Benefits to HumansWhat About Benefits to Animals? The Healing Gifts of Animals: Animal Assisted TherapyPART III: ATTITUDES TOWARD ANIMALS11. Working with AnimalsEthnographic FieldworkPeople Who Work with AnimalsAnimal Rescue VolunteersShelter Workers and VeterinariansRanchersLaboratory WorkersSlaughterhouse Workers Working with People Who Work with Animals12. Violence to AnimalsInstitutionalized Violence to AnimalsCulture-Specific ViolenceDeviant ViolenceThe Link Between Violence to Animals and Violence to HumansDomestic Violence and Animal AbuseTreatment and PreventionLegislation AniCare: Treating Animal Abuse13. Human Oppression and Animal SufferingInterlinked Systems of Exploitation The Roots of OppressionOthering and EssentializingSexism and SpeciesismRacism, Slavery, the Holocaust, and Animal ExploitationWhat's the Problem with Comparisons? Racism and Animal AdvocacyCapitalism and the Expansion of Oppression Connecting the Dots: Legitimating OppressionsPART IV: IMAGINING ANIMALS: ANIMALS AS SYMBOL14. Animals in Human ThoughtThe Use of Animals in Human LanguageAnimals as SymbolsAnimals in ArtworkMirrors for Human Identities Animals and the Creative Arts15. Animals in Religion and Folklore Animals in Religious ThoughtAnimal TalesAnimal-Human TransformationsReligious SymbolismAnimal CultsSacrificial LambsCommunities of Faith and the Ethical Treatment of Animals What Do Animals and Religion Have to Do with Each Other? by Laura Hobgood-Oster16. Animals in Literature and FilmAnimals in LiteratureAnimals in Children's LiteratureTalking AnimalsAnimals in Film and TVThe Internet Is Made of Cats Literary Animal EncountersPART V: KNOWING AND RELATING TO ANIMALS: ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND ANIMAL ETHICS17. Animal Behavior Studies and EthologyHistory of Animal Behavior StudiesAnimal Behavior Studies and ReductionismThe Rise of Modern EthologyAnthropomorphismAnimal IntelligenceAnimal EmotionsAnimal LanguageThe Animal Self Doing and Saying in Play Between Dogs and People18. The Moral Status of Animals History of Philosophical Debates on AnimalsEthical Humanism and the Rights of AnimalsPeter Singer and Utilitarianism Tom Regan and Animal RightsOther Approaches The Morality of Awareness19. The Animal Protection MovementConserving NatureThe Movement's PrecursorsThe Animal Rights Movement: The First WaveThe Animal Rights Movement: The Second WaveThe Modern Animal Rights MovementDemographics: Who Becomes an Animal Rights Activist? Place of the Movement in Contemporary Society20. The Future of the Human-Animal RelationshipBibliographyIndex
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