The Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies presents a collection of original essays from artists and scholars who have established themselves internationally on the basis of specific and significant new contributions to human-animal studies. It offers a broad interpretive account of the development and present configurations of the field of human-animal studies across many cultures, continents, and times.
About the Author
Garry Marvin is a social anthropologist and Professor of Human-Animal Studies at the University of Roehampton, London.
Susan McHugh is a literary theorist and Professor and Chair of English at the University of New England, USA.
Table of Contents
In it Together: an Introduction to Human-Animal Studies by Garry Marvin and Susan McHugh 1. Mammoths in the Landscape by Nigel Rothfels 2. Domesticating Practices: The Case of Arabian Babblers by Vinciane Despret 3. Escaping the Maze: Wildness and Tameness in Studying Animal Behaviour by Lynda Birke 4. Wherever I Lay my Cat? Post-Human Crowding and the Meaning of Home by Tora Holmberg 5. On a Wing and a Prayer: Butterflies in Contemporary Art by Giovanni Aloi 6. ‘This Ain't Agriculture’ by Bernard Rollin 7. Beyond the Wild, the Feral, and the Domestic: Lessons from Prehistoric Crete by Kerry Harris and Yannis Hamilakis 8. Netherworld Envoy or Man’s Best Friend? Attitudes toward Dogs in the Ancient World by Sophia Menache 9. The Material Culture of Pet Keeping by Katherine C. Grier 10. The Adored and the Abhorrent: Nationalism and Feral Cats in England and Australia by Adrian Franklin 11. Animal Conceptions in Animism and Conservation: their Rootedness in Distinct Longue Durée Notions of Life and Death by Istvan Praet 12. The Emptiness of the Wild by Philip Armstrong and Annie Potts 13. Feral Attraction: Art, Becoming, and Erasure by Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson 14. Becoming Rhinoceros: Therio-Theatricality as Problem and Promise in Western Drama by Una Chaudhuri 15. Bestial Imaginings by Kathy Rudy 16. Embodying the Feral: Indigenous Traditions and the Nonhuman in some Recent South African Novels by Wendy Woodward 17. Going Wild in Space: The Porous Boundaries of Wild Animal Geographies by Henry Buller 18. Relationships between Sámi Reindeer Herders, Lands, and Reindeer by Elina Helander-Renvall 19. Kinship Imaginaries: Children’s Stories of Wild Friendships, Fear, and Freedom by Leesa Fawcett 20. Mourning Crows: Grief and Extinction in a Shared World by Thom van Dooren 21. Dead, Dead, Dead, Dead, Dead by Steve Baker