An elucidating collection of ten original essays,Making Animal Meaningreconceptualizes methods for researching animal histories and rethinks the contingency of the human-animal relationship. The vibrant and diverse field of animal studies is detailed in these interdisciplinary discussions, which include voices from a broad range of scholars and have an extensive chronological and geographical reach. These exciting discourses capture the most compelling theoretical underpinnings of animal significance while exploring meaning-making through the study of specific spaces, species, and human-animal relations. A deeply thoughtful collection - vital to understanding central questions of agency, kinship, and animal consumption - these essays tackle the history and philosophy of constructing animal meaning.
Making Animal Meaning
Subjects: Sociology, Anthropology, Zoology