Humans and Other Animals : Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Human-Animal Interactions

Humans and Other Animals : Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Human-Animal Interactions

Description

What are our attitudes towards other animals, and how does this affect our humanity?

This work of anthrozoology explores the myriad and evolving ways in which humans and animals interact, the divergent cultural constructions of humanity and animality found around the world, and individual experiences of other animals.

This book looks at case studies covering blood sports (such as hunting, fishing and bull fighting), pet keeping and `petishism', eco-tourism and wildlife conservation, working animals and animals as food. It addresses the idea of animal exploitation raised by the animal rights movements, as well as the anthropological implications of changing attitudes towards animal personhood, and the rise of a posthumanist philosophy in the social sciences more generally.


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Details

Author(s)
Samantha Hurn
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
135 x 215 x 17.78mm | 358.34g
Publication date
20 Apr 2012
Publisher
PLUTO PRESS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
074533119X
ISBN13
9780745331195
Bestsellers rank
528,268