Animal Studies

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This Research Guide was created to provide access to resources related to the multidisciplinary field of Animal Studies. While not comprehensive, this Research Guide provides links to important works related to the Animal Studies field.

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  1. First Steps
  2. Animal Ethics and Animals in Philosophy
  3. In the News
  4. Animal Behavior and Zoology
  5. Animals in Art
  6. Animals in Literature
  7. Protection of Animals
  8. Conferences & Workshops

Bekoff, Marc. "Increasing Our Compassion Footprint: The Animals' Manifesto." Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science, vol. 43, no. 4, Dec. 2008, pp. 771-781. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/j.1467-9744.2008.00959.x.

Berger, John. "”Why look at Animals?” About Looking. 1st American ed. ed., New York, Pantheon Books, 1980.
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Herzog, Hal. “The Importance of Being Cute: Why We Think What We Think about Animals That Don’t Think Like Us.” Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat : Why It's so Hard to Think Straight About Animals. 1st ed. ed., New York, NY, Harper, 2010.
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Waldau, Paul. "Animal Studies in the Key of Animal Rights." Animalia, Vol 1, Issue 1, June 26, 2015

Singer, Peter. "Speciesism and Moral Status." Metaphilosophy, vol. 40, no. 3/4, July 2009, pp. 567-581. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/j.1467-9973.2009.01608.x.

All thoughts are equal : Laruelle and nonhuman philosophy
by John Ó Maoilearca
Available via I-Share

Animal consciousness - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
By Colin Allen & Michael Trestman

Animal rites : American culture, the discourse of species, and posthumanist theory
By Cary Wolfe
General Collection HV4708 .W65 2003

Animal rights : current debates and new directions
By Cass R. Sunstein & Martha Craven Nussbaum

Animal rights and human obligations
by Tom Regan and Peter Singer
General HV 4711 .A56 1989

Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care
By Andrew Linzey
Available via I-Share (Ordered for purchase by COD Library)

Animal rights and moral philosophy
By Paul. Waldau
General Collection HV4708 .F74 2005

Animal rights : a philosophical defence
By Mark Rowlands
General Collection HV4708 .R69 1998

City creatures : animal encounters in the Chicago wilderness
by Gavin Van Horn, David Aftandilian
General Collection QH541.5.C6 V36 2015

Dominion : the power of man, the suffering of animals, and the call to mercy
By Matthew Scully
General Collection HV4708 .S38 2002

BBC World News: HARDtalk. "Do humans discriminate against animals?"
There are parallels between discriminating against beings because of their race and sex and discriminating against animals because of their species, the philosopher Peter Singer has told BBC HARDtalk.

Thinking animals : why animal studies now?
By Keri Weil
General Collection B105.A55 W45 2012

Thinking through animals : identity, difference, indistinction
By Matthew Calarco
General Collection B105.A55 C34 2015

Vegangelical : how caring for animals can shape your faith
By Sarah Withrow King
General Collection BT746 .K565 2016

What is Posthumanism?
By Cary Wolfe
General Collection B821 .W65 2010

When species meet
By Donna Jeanne. Haraway
General Collection QL85 .H37 2008

Why animal suffering matters : philosophy, theology, and practical ethics
By Andrew Linzey
General Collection HV4708.L5644 2009

Zoontologies : the question of the animal
by Cary Wolfe
General Collection B105.A55 Z66 2003

Zoographies : the question of the animal from Heidegger to Derrida
By Matthew Calarco
General Collection B105.A55 C35 2008

H-Net News: Animal Studies
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Online - Animal Studies, provides book reviews, conference and workshop announcements, calls for papers, and other links to news related to Animal Studies.

Finding a better way to your plate: Crate Free Illinois’ mobile app helps consumers connect with local farmers.
News article on COD Art Professor David Ouellette's work with Crate Free Illinois, which works to create awareness about the differences between traditional farmers and CAFOs – or concentrated animal feeding operations – where animals are confined in extreme conditions and environments become polluted.

"'We'd make the same decision,' zoo director says of gorilla shooting"
"(CNN) Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla on Saturday after a 3-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering outcry over how the situation was handled. If they had to do it again, they would respond the same way, the zoo's director said Monday." -CNN Website

The animal mind : an introduction to the philosophy of animal cognition
By Kristin Andrews
General Collection QL785 .A69 2015

What would animals say if we asked the right questions?
By Vinciane Despret
General Collection QL751 .D44613 2016

by Steve Baker
General Collection N7660 .B28 2013

The cry of nature : art and the making of animal rights
by Stephen Eisenman
General Collection N7660 .E437 2013

Animals and men : their relationship as reflected in Western art from prehistory to the present day
By Kenneth Clark
General Collection N 7660 .C55

The ghosts of our meat : Sue Coe
By Sue Coe, Stephen Eisenman, Phillip Earenfight, Trout Gallery
General Collection N6797.C55 A4 2013

Surface encounters : thinking with animals and art
By Ron Broglio
General Collection B105.A55 B76 2011

About Place Journal
A literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society.

H-Net News: Animal Studies

H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Online - Animal Studies, provides book reviews, conference and workshop announcements, calls for papers, and other links to news related to Animal Studies.

Animal NonHuman Workshop - University of Chicago

"The Animal/Nonhuman Workshop is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty who engage with Nonhumans, representations of animals, and human-nonhuman encounters."

Animal Studies Seminar Series, Fall 2016 - Michigan State University
Seeing with Animals - Eastern Kentucky University

Call for papers!

The animals reader : the essential classic and contemporary writings
by Linda. Kalof & Amy J. Fitzgerald
Available via I-Share - Ordered for COD Library

Why animals matter : animal consciousness, animal welfare, and human well-being
By Marian Stamp Dawkins
General Collection HV4708 .D3824 2012