Bibliografia sobre “Animal Studies” dirigida per Linda Kalof

Linda Kalof és una sociologa de la Michigan State University, especialitzada en “Animal Studies” ó com aquí podriem dir estudis socioculturals en la relació home-animal.  Entre la seva abundant bibliografia trobem obres tant rellevants com: Making Animal Meaning (MSU Press, 2011), Looking at Animals in Human History (University of Chicago/Reaktion 2007),  A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity (Berg 2007), The Animals Reader (Berg 2007) i a codirigit l’obra multvolum A Cultural History of Animals, preparant actualment l’obra que portarà per títol  “The Animal Turn”.

Així mateix coordina una bibliografia rellevant pel que fa als estudis culturals i històrics en anglès de la relació home-animal i que compren aspectes tant significatius com:

Animals as Philosophical and Ethical Subjects

This category includes references that address the philosophical and ethical underpinnings regarding our treatment of animals, as well as more general theorizing about the roles of animals in human societies.

Animals as Reflexive Thinkers
The citations in this category address the use of language and other methods of communication among animals, including cross-species cooperation, as well as human perceptions of animal mindedness.

Domestication and Predation
This category is comprised of references that deal with hunting and the domestication of animals, including discussions of animal economies such as the commodification of animals for their end products to feed and clothe humans.

Animals as Entertainment and Spectacle
The citations included in this category address the historical and contemporary use of animals as entertainment and spectacle, such as in zoos, circuses and marine animal theme parks.

Animals as Companions
This category includes references that address the numerous issues related to the keeping of companion animals, such as the literature on the human-animal bond and the abuse of companion animals.

Animals as Symbols
This category includes the various ways in which animals are used as symbols in human society. This includes animals as symbols of a nation, animal symbolism in folk tales, and a myriad of other instances of animals as representations of human culture.

Animals in Science, Education and Therapy
The references in this section are related to the use of animals in science (both the natural and social scientific sciences), education, and in human therapy and rehabilitation. This section also includes specific academic disciplinary overviews.

Animals in History
This category consists of all references regarding a specific time period or presenting a dynamic history regarding animals.

Animals as Food
These citations relate to the use and perception of animals as food as well as the numerous debates surrounding the practices required to consume animals.

Animals in Literature and Ecocriticism
The citations listed in this category includes both fictional and nonfictional citations regarding animals within literature.

Animals in Feminism and Ecofeminism
This category is comprised of citations concerning ecofeminism, the interlinking of feminist and animal issues, and feminist perspectives on animals.

Animals in Religion, Myth, and Folktales
The citations in this category address animals within religion, myth, and folktales from around the world. This category will include subjects such as animism, totemism, ritual and sacrifice, religious perceptions of animals, and mythologies.

Conservation and Human/Animal Conflict
This category’s citations address the various conflicts that have occured or continue to take place between humans and animals, as well as international and local conservation efforts.

This section includes edited volumes, compilations and other works that fit into multiple, or none of, our categories.

Indispensable la seva consulta per  qualsevol investigació relacionada amb la història dels animals en relació amb la humanitat


Animal Studies Bibliography / Linda Kalof, Seven Mattes, Amy Fitzgerald (Animal Studies Program, Michigan State University)


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