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The Routledge instruction manual of Human-Animal reports provides a set of unique essays from artists and students who've confirmed themselves across the world at the foundation of particular and demanding new contributions to human-animal stories. It bargains a vast interpretive account of the advance and current configurations of the sphere of human-animal stories throughout many cultures, continents, and instances.
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Amid the many terms for what we do – including animal studies, anthrozoology, critical animal studies, etc. – the hyphen in ‘human-animal studies’, signally a linking, ‘together in one’, is the thing that has come to mark a precise starting point, which is to study animals with humans, and humans with animals, never forgetting that we are both animals in general, and humans in particular. From some perspectives, the reverse is not true: we are both, but they are not human; we are animals, but animals are certainly not us.
His principal research interests are animal geographies, animal welfare, human/animal relations, geographies of nature and environmental politics. He is editor of the international rural social science journal Sociologia Ruralis and is an appointed member of the UK’s Farm Animal Welfare Committee. He has written a number of journal articles and book chapters on animal geographies and is currently preparing a co-authored book on farm animals for Bloomsbury Press. Una Chaudhuri is Collegiate Professor and Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies at New York University.
Her new project focuses on disability studies and the work of guide, service, assistance, and therapy dogs to compensate for human disabilities. Her new book is tentatively titled Sweetness and Devotion, and focuses particularly on training medical alert dogs. Rudy received the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award in 1995 and the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000. Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson conduct their collaborative practice from bases in the north of England, Iceland, and Sweden.