1. What organizations do I join?
2. Where can I go study the subject?
3. What are the seminal books?
4. Academic Journals
1. What organizations do I join?Scholars studying animals and the human-animal relationship may be interested in any of several organizations:
- International Society for Anthrozoology. The organization’s membership and listserve are by application only, and the organization publishes its own journal, Anthrozoos.
- The "Animals and Society" section of the American Sociological Association
2. Where can I go to study the Subject?
While there are no “Animals Studies” majors or departments in any universities across the world, there are a number of disciplinary and interdisciplinary centers where scholars study animals as part of human culture.
These include a number of centers, most located within veterinary schools, which are dedicated to the study of the human-animal bond in the present:
- Baccalaureate Animal Studies Major at Eastern Kentucky University
- Animal Studies Graduate Specialization, Humanities and Social Sciences Perspectives, Michigan State University
- Animality Studies at Colorado State University
- Humane Society University
- The New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies
- The Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society, located in the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School.
- Center for the Study of Human-Animal Interdependent Relationships, located in the Tuskegee University Veterinary School.
- Center for the Study of Animal Well-Being, at the Washington State University Veterinary School.
- The Human-Animal Bond Initiative, College of Nursing, Michigan State University
- Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
- Center for the Human-Animal Bond, Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine
- The Companion Animal Information and Resource Center, located in Japan.
- Belgian Association for Study and Information on the Human-Pet Relationship
- Center for Animals in Society, University of California at Davis Veterinary School
- Multidisciplinary Research Institute on the Relation between Humans and Animals, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
- The Animals & Society Study Group, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Western Australia.
3. What are the Seminal Books?
Adams, Carol J. and Josephine Donovan, eds. Animals and Women: Feminist Theoretical Explorations. Durham: Duke UP, 1995.
Adams, Carol J. The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory. New York: Continuum, 1990.
Allen, Mary. Animals in American Literature. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1983.
Arluke, Arnold and Clinton R. Sanders. Regarding Animals. Philadelphia: Temple U P, 1996.
Baker, Steve and Carol J. Adams. Picturing the Beast: Animals, Identity, and Representation. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.
Arluke, Arnold and Boria Sax. “Understanding Nazi Animal Protection and the Holocaust,” Anthrozoos v. 5 n. 1 (1992).
Baker, Steve. The Postmodern Animal. London: Reaktion, 2000.
Baratay, Eric. Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West. London: Reaktion, 2002.
Berger, John. "Vanishing Animals." New Society March 31, 1977.
Berger, John. "Why Look at Animals?" About Looking. New York: Pantheon, 1980: 1-26.
Berger, John. "Why Zoos Disappoint." New Society April 21, 1977.
Blunt, Wilfred. The Ark in the Park: The Zoo in the Nineteenth Century. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1976.
Bulliet, Richard. Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers: The Past and Future of Human-Animal Relationships. Columbia UP: 2005.
Burt, Jonathan. Animals in Film. London: Reaktion, 2002.
Cartmill, Matt. A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1993.
Clark, Kenneth. Animals and Men: Their Relationship as Reflected in Western Art from Prehistory to the Present Day. London: Thames and Hudson, 1977.
Cockburn, Alexander. “A Short, Meat-Oriented History of the World,” New Left Review 215 (1996): 16-42.
Coetze, J.M. The Lives of Animals. Princeton UP, 1999.
Creager, Angela, N. H. and William Chester Jordan, Eds. The Animal-Human Boundary: Historical Perspectives. U Rochester P, 2002.
Cronan, William, ed. Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996
Dekkers, Midas. Dearest Pet: On Beastiality. Paul Vincent, trans. Chicago: University of Chicago P, 1994.
Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Trans. Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1987.
Derrida, Jacques. "The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow)." Trans. David Wills, Critical Inquiry 28 (2002): 373-4
. Derrida, Jacques. "'Eating Well,' or the Calculation of the Subject: An Interview with Jacques Derrida." In Who Comes After the Subject? Eds. Eduardo Cadava, Peter Connor, and Jean-Luc Nancy. Trans. Peter Connor and Avital Ronell. New York: Routledge, 1991: 96-119.
Donald, Diana. "'Beastly Sights': The Treatment of Animals as a Moral Theme in Representations of London, c. 1820-1850." Art History 22.4 (1999)
Evans, Edward Payson. The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals: The Lost History of Europe's Animal Trials. (1906). Rpt. London: Faber and Faber, 1988.
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French, R. D. Antivisection and Medical Science in Victorian Society. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1975.
Fudge, Erica, Ruth Gilber, and Susan Wiseman, ed. At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 199.
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Fudge, Erica. Perceiving Animals: Humans and Beasts in Early Modern Culture. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2002.
Fuss, Diana, ed. Human, All Too Human. London: Routledge, 1996.
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Ham, Jennifer and Matthew Senior, eds. Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History. NY: Routledge, 1997.
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