As the scholarly and interdisciplinary study of humanimal relations becomes crucial to the urgent questions of our time, notably in relation to environmental crisis, this collection explores the inner tensions within the relatively new and broad field of animal studies. This provides a platform for the latest critical thinking on the condition and experience of animals. The volume is structured around four sections:
- engaging theory
- doing critical animal studies
- critical animal studies and anti-capitalism
- contesting the human, liberating the animal: veganism and activism.
The Rise of Critical Animal Studies demonstrates the centrality of the contribution of critical animal studies to vitally important contemporary debates and considers future directions for the field. This edited collection will be useful for students and scholars of sociology, gender studies, psychology, geography, and social work.
Nik Taylor is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Flinders University in South Australia where she teaches and researches on human-animal relations.
Richard Twine is a sociologist and currently Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.