Human-Animal Studies is a burgeoning multidisciplinary enterprise. Human-Animal Studies places the relationships humans have with other animals, and the relations other animals have with humans, at the centre of scholarly enquiry, artistic practice, and political critique. It draws from, and engages with, subjects across the social sciences, the humanities, and beyond, including anthropology, archaeology, art, biological sciences, cultural studies, environmental studies, ethology, geography, gender studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, religious studies, science and technology studies, sociology, and visual culture.
As research in and around Human-Animal Studies blossoms as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. Edited by two leading scholars, the collection gathers foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions. In particular, the editors have fully incorporated masterworks from South America, Asia, and Africa to capture a truly global diversity of perspectives.
With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Human-Animal Studies is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed by scholars and students as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Susan McHugh and Garry Marvin
Volume I: Eastern
- Miriam Robertson, "Cobras: Capture, Care, and Poison Cures." Snake Charmers: The Jogi Nath Kalbelias of Rajastan. Jaipur: Illustrated Book Publishers, 1998, pp. 67-89.
- Jamie Lorimer and Sarah Whatmore, "Samuel Baker and the embodied historical geographies of elephant hunting in mid-nineteenth-century Ceylon." Journal of Historical Geography 35.4 (2009), pp. 668–689.
- John Miller, "Scientists and Specimens" Empire and the Animal Body: Violence, Identity, and Ecology in Victorian Adventure Fiction. London: Anthem, 2014, pp. 57-96.
- Augustin Fuentes, "Naturalcultural Encounters in Bali: Monkeys, Temples, Tourists, and Ethnoprimatology." Cultural Anthropology 25.4 (2010), pp. 200-224.
- John Knight, "Monkeys on the Move: The Natural Symbolism of People-Macaque Conflict in Japan." The Journal of Asian Studies 58.3 (1999), pp. 622-647.
- Jonathan Saha, "Among the Beasts of Burma: Animals and the Politics of Colonial Sensibilities, 1840-1940." Journal of Social History 48.4 (2015), pp. 910-932.
- Roy Ellen, "Categories of Animality and Canine Abuse: Exploring Contradictions in Nuaulu Social Relationships with Dogs." Anthropos 94.1 (1999), pp. 57-68.
- Sarah Cheang, "Women, Pets, and Imperialism: The British Pekingese Dog and Nostalgia for Old China." Journal of British Studies 45.2 (2006), pp. 359-387.
- Aaron Skabelund, "The Native Dog and the Colonial Dog." Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2011, pp. 18-52.
- Amy Nelson, "The Legacy of Laika: Celebrity, Sacrifice, and the Soviet Space Dogs." Beastly Natures: Humans, Animals, and the Study of History. Ed. Dorothee Brantz. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2010, pp. 204-224.
- Mara Miele, "Killing Animals for Food: How Science, Religion and Technologies Affect the Public Debate About Religious Slaughter." Food Ethics 1.1 (2016), pp. 47-60.
- Elizabeth Waithanji, "The Political Ecology of Farming in East Africa." The Political Ecologies of Meat. Ed. Jody Emel and Harvey Neo. London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 67-83.
- Ralph Bulmer, "Why is the Cassowary Not a Bird? A Problem of Zoological Taxonomy Among the Karam of the New Guinea Highlands." Man 2. 1 (1967), pp. 5-25.
- Richard Nash, "Beware a Bastard Breed: Notes toward a Revisionist History of the Thoroughbred Racehorse."The Horse as Cultural Icon: The Real and the Symbolic Horse in the Early Modern World. Ed. Peter Edwards, Karl A. E. Enenkel, and Elspeth Graham. Leiden: Brill, 2011, pp. 191-216.
- Susan McHugh, "Loving Camels, Sacrificing Sheep, Slaughtering Gazelles: Human-Animal Relations in Contemporary Desert Fiction." Humans, Animals and Biopolitics. Ed. Kristin Asdal, Tone Druglitrø, and Steve Hinchcliffe. New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 171-187.
- Thom van Dooren, "Circling Vultures." Flight Ways: Love and Loss at the Edge of Extinction. New York: Columbia UP, 2014, pp. 44-61.
- Barbara Smuts, "Encounters with Animal Minds." Journal of Consciousness Studies 8.5-7 (2001), pp. 293-309.
- Eduardo Kohn, "How Dogs Dream: Amazonian Natures and the Politics of Transspecies Engagement." American Ethnologist 34.1 (2007), pp. 3-24.
- Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, "Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 4.3 (1998), pp. 469-488.
- Dimitrios Theodossopoulos, "Classifying the Wild." Troubles with Turtles: Cultural Understandings of the Environment on a Greek Island. Oxford: Berghan Books, 2003, pp. 111-138.
- Adrian Franklin, "Freaks of Nature?" Animal Nation: The True Story of Animals and Australia. Sydney: U of New South Wales P, 2006, pp. 26-47.
- Donna Haraway, "Apes in Eden, Apes in Space: Mothering as a Scientist for National Geographic." Primate Visions: Gender, Race and Nature in the World of Modern Science. London: Routledge, 1989, pp. 133-185.
- Matei Candea, "’I Fell in Love with Carlos the Meerkat’: Engagement and Detachment in Human-Animal Relations" American Ethnologist 37.2 (2010), pp. 241-258.
- Philip Armstrong, "Moby-Dick and Compassion." Society and Animals 12.1 (2004), pp. 19-37.
- Cary Wolfe, "Condors at the End of the World." You Must Carry Me Now: The Cultural Lives of Endangered Species. Ed. Snaebjornsdottir/ Wilson. Tempe: Arizona State Art Museum Press, 2015, pp. 151-167.
- Garry Marvin, "The Art of Fierceness: The Performance of the Spanish Fighting Bull." Performing Animality: Animals in Performance Practices. Ed. Lourdes Orozco and Jennifer Parker-Starbuck. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 39-56.
- Annie Potts, "Kiwis Against Possums: A Critical Analysis of Anti-Possum Rhetoric in Aotearoa New Zealand." Society and Animals17.1 (2009), pp. 1-20
- Laura Ogden, "Aligator Conservation, Commodities, and Tactics of Subversion." Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2011, pp. 125-150.
- Val Plumwood, "Meeting the Predator." The Eye of the Crocodile. Ed. Lorraine Shannon. Canberra: ANU E P, 2012, pp. 9-22.
- Chris Wilbert, "What Is Doing the Killing? Animal Attacks, Man-eaters and Shifting Boundaries and Flows of Human-Animal Relations. Killing Animals Ed. The Animal Studies Group. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2006, pp. 29-48.
- Marcus Baynes-Rock, "Local Tolerance of Hyena Attacks in East Harrage Region, Ethiopia." Anthrozoos 26.3 (2013), pp. 421-433.
- Sandra Swart, "Dogs and Dogma: A Discussion of the Socio-political Construction of Southern African Dog ‘Breeds’ as a Window onto Social History." Canis Africanis: A Dog History of Southern Africa. Ed. Lance von Sittert and Sandra Swart. Leiden: Brill, 2008, pp. 267-288.
- Amy Halliday, "The Human/animal in Contemporary South African Photography." Journal of African Cultural Studies (2015), pp. 1-27.
- Wendy Woodward, "Verticality, vertigo and vulnerabilities: giraffes in JM Ledgard’s novel Giraffe and in the Handspring Puppet Company’s play, Tall Horse." Captured: The Animal Within Culture. Ed. Melissa Boyde. Basingstoke: Palgrave 2014, pp. 9-25.
- Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, "Relations of the Ranch/Rodeo Complex with the Wild." Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame. Knoxville: U of Tennessee Press, 1982, pp. 223-66.
- Chantal Nadeau, "BB and Her Beasts." Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot. London: Routledge, 2001, pp. 135-166.
- Brett Mizelle, "’A Man Quite as Much of a Show as His Beasts’: James Capen ‘Grizzly’ Adams and the Making of Grizzly Bears." Werkstatt Geschichite 56 (2010), pp. 29-45.
- Andrea Gullo et al. "The Cougar’s Tale." Animal Geographies: Place, Politics, and Identity in the Nature-Culture Borderlands. Ed. Jennifer Wolch and Jody Emel. London: Verso, 1998, pp. 139-161.
- Marion Copeland, "Voices of the Least Loved: The Cockroach in the Contemporary American Novel." Insect Poetics. Ed. Eric Brown. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2008, pp. 153-175.
- Mary Midgley, "Animals and the Problem of Evil." Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature. London: Routledge, 1980, pp. 24-48.
- Akira Lippit, "The Literary Animal: Carroll, Kafka, Akutagawa." Electric Animal: Toward a Theory of Wildlife. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2000, pp. 135-161.
- Clinton Sanders, "Actions Speak Louder than Words: Close Relationships between Human and Nonhuman Animals." Symbolic Interaction 26.3 (2003), pp. 405-426.
- Vicki Hearne, "A Walk with Washoe: How far Can We Go?" Adam’s Task: Calling Animals by Name. Pleasantville: Akadine P, 2000, pp. 18-41.
- Cynthia Chris, "Animal Sex." Watching Wildlife. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2006, pp. 122-166.
- Harriet Ritvo, "Barring the Cross." The Platypus and the Mermaid and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1997, pp. 85-130.
- Erica Fudge, "A Left-Handed Blow." Representing Animals. Ed. Nigel Rothfels. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002, pp. 4-18.
- Kenneth Shapiro, "Understanding Dogs through Kinesthetic Empathy, Social Construction, and History." Anthrozoos 3.3 (1990), pp. 184-195.
- Tora Holmberg, "Bodies on the Beach: Allowability and the Politics of Place." Urban Animals: Crowding in Zoocities. London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 23-46.
- Veronique Servais, "Enchanting Dolphins: An Analysis of Human-dolphin Encounters." Ethos 42.4 (2014), pp. 211-229.
- Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, "Chasing Its Tail: Sensorial Circulations of One Pig." Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture 27 (2013), pp. 102-113.
- Giovanni Aloi, "In Conversation with Mark Dion: The Culture of Nature." Art & Animals. London: IB Tauris, 2012, pp. 138-151.
- Bernard Saladin D’Anglure, "Nanook, Super-male: The Polar Bear in the Imaginary Space and Social Time of the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic." Signifying Animals: Human Meaning in the Natural World. Ed. Roy Willis. London: Routledge, 1994, pp. 179-195.
- Rachael Poliquin, "Balto the Dog." The Afterlives of Animals: A Museum Menagerie. Ed. Samuel J.M.M. Alberti. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2011, pp. 92-109.
- Robert Ralston McKay, "Identifying with the Animals: Language, Subjectivity and Animal Politics in Atwood’s Surfacing." Figuring Animals. Ed. Catherine Rainwater and Mary Pollock. New York: Palgrave, 2005. pp. 207-227.
- Rane Willerslev, "Not Animal, Not Not-animal: Hunting, Imitation, and Empathetic Knowledge among the Siberian Yukaghirs." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 10 (2004), pp. 629-652.
- Rik de Vos, "Huskies and Hunters: Living and Dying in Arctic Greenland." Animal Death. Ed. Jay Johnston and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2013, pp. 277-292.
- Tim Ingold, Introduction. What Is an Animal? London: Routledge, 1994, pp. 1-16.
- Stephanie Turner, Relocating "Stuffed" Animals: Photographic Remediation of Natural History Taxidermy Humanimalia 4.2 (2013): 1-32.
- Rebecca Cassidy, "Living with Others: Climate Change and Human-Animal Relations." Annual Review of Anthropology 41 (2012), pp. 21-36.
- Philip Howell, "A Place for the Animal Dead." At Home and Astray: The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2015. Pp. 125-149.
- Graham Huggan and Helen Tiffin, "Ivory and Elephants." Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment London: Routledge, 2010. pp. 159-179.
- Eileen Crist, "The Ethological Constitution of Animals as Natural Objects." Images of Animals: Anthropomorphism and Animal Mind. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2000, pp. 88-122.
- Brigita Edelman, "From Trap to Lap: The Changing Sociogenic Identity of the Rat." Animals in Person: Cultural Perspectives on Human-Animal Intimacy. Ed. John Knight. Oxford: Berg, 2005, pp. 119-139.
- Dominique Lestel et al. "Ethno-ethology and Etho-ethnology. Social Science Information 45.2 (2006), pp. 155-177.
- Marianne Lien and John Law, "‘Emergent Aliens’: On Salmon, Nature, and their Enactment." Ethnos 76.1 (2011), pp. 65-87.
- Leslie Irvine, "Animals in Research Facilities." Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2009, pp. 84-106.
- Jonathan Clark, "Killing the Enviropigs." Journal of Animal Ethics. 5.1 (2015), pp. 20-30.
- Vinciane Despret, "Sheep Do Have Opinions." Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy. Ed. Bruno Latour and P. Wiebel. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 2006, pp. 360-370.
- Lynda Birke, "Naming Names – or, What’s in It for the Animals?" Humanimalia 1.1 (2009), pp. 1-9.
Volume II: Southern
Volume III: Western
Volume IV: Northern
Susan McHugh is Professor of English at the University of New England, USA and teaches courses in writing, literary theory and animal studies. Garry Marvin is Professor of Human Animal studies at Roehampton University, UK.