Nik Taylor: A Sociology for other animals

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A Sociology for other animals, Associate Prof Nik Taylor, Flinders University. Text of a talk presented at Development for Species: Animals in Society, Animals as Society, the inaugural conference of the Australian Sociological Association’s Animals and Sociology thematic group, Melbourne, … Continue reading

Invisible Animals and Jo-Anne McArthur

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Last night the Animals in Society Working Group hosted Jo-Anne McArthur. Jo-Anne, of the We Animals and the Unbound Project, gave a talk that focussed on her work photographing invisible animals. As she explained, invisible animals are those like animals farmed … Continue reading

You wouldn’t want to be a fish in Tasmania

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A seemingly (relatively) innocuous story caught my attention this morning.  Innocuous that is, unless you happen to be a carp living in Tasmanian waterways.  The story led with the line, “Fisheries officers are confident they will declare Tasmania carp-free next … Continue reading

Series: ‘Why animal studies?’ with Ken Shapiro

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Welcome to our series, ‘Why Animal Studies?’ The aim of the series is to have scholars across the ideological spectrum (i.e., human-animal studies, critical animal studies, anthrozoology) reflect on why they locate their scholarship in the field. We will be … Continue reading

Series: ‘Why Animal Studies?’ with Lara Drew

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Welcome to our series, ‘Why Animal Studies?’ The aim of the series is to have scholars across the ideological spectrum (i.e., human-animal studies, critical animal studies, anthrozoology) reflect on why they locate their scholarship in the field. We will be … Continue reading

Series: ‘Why Animal Studies?’ with Margo DeMello

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Welcome to our series, ‘Why Animal Studies?’ The aim of the series is to have scholars across the ideological spectrum (i.e., human-animal studies, critical animal studies, anthrozoology) reflect on why they locate their scholarship in the field. We will be … Continue reading

‘It’s not me, it’s you.’ The problem with Breed Specific Legislation.

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It’s an inevitable part of most social gatherings: a well-meaning family member or friend makes a beeline through the crowd on their search for the golden answer. ’You study animals right? We want to buy a dog, which breed is … Continue reading