Utilising ideas from post-modernism and post-humanism Theorizing Animals challenges current ways of thinking about animals and their relationships with humans. Including contributions from across the social sciences Theorizing Animals encourages readers to reflect upon taken for granted ways of conceptualising human relaitonships with animals.
Theorizing Animals will be of interest to those in the broad field of human-animal studies as well as those within most social science and humanities disciplines including sociology, anthropology, philosophy and social theory.
Preface: In Hope of Change: Rethinking Human-Animal Relations?
KNOTTY PROBLEMS: TO THEORISE OR NOT?
1. Mapping Human Animal Relations
2. Theorizing ‘Others’
ANIMALS AND MODERNITY
3. The Underdog in History: Serfdom, Slavery and Species in the Creation and Development of Capitalism
4. Dangerous Dogs and The Construction of Risk
5. Ritual, Reason and Animals
6. The Representation of Animal Actors: Theorizing Performance and Performativity in the Animal Kingdom
Gregory S. Szarycz
7. The Gaze of Animals
8. Can Sociology Contribute to the Emancipation of Animals?
9. Theorising Rider-Horse Relations: An Ethnographic Illustration of the Centaur Metaphor in the Spanish
10. Ciliated Sense
Concluding Remarks: From Theory to Action: An Ethologist’s Perspective