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Description - Social Creatures by Clif Flynn

Other-than-human animals are an overwhelming presence in our collective and individual lives and, at the same time, are taken for granted by human animals. Sociologists have neglected the study of human-animal interaction and the role of animals in society. This is true, despite the fact that animals are an integral part of our lives: in our language, food, families, economy, education, science and recreation. In more than thirty essays, SOCIAL CREATURES examines the role of animals in human society. Collected from a wide range of periodicals and books, these important works of scholarship examine such issues as how animal shelter workers view the pets in their care, why some people hoard animals, animals and women who experience domestic abuse, philosophical and feminist analyses of our moral obligations toward animals and many other topics. SOCIAL CREATURES includes work by Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Carol J. Adams, Josephine Donovan, Barbara Noske, Arnold Arluke, Ken Shapiro, and many leading scholars, anthropologists, and psychologists. The book, also, comes with an extensive bibliography of hundreds of articles and books.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590561232
ISBN-10: 1590561236
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 153mm x 30mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Lantern Books,US
Publisher: Lantern Books,US
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Clif Flynn

Clif Flynn is a professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina Upstate. In 2001, he was awarded the New Animals & Society Course Award by the Humane Society of the United States.