A Sociology for Other Animals: Analysis, advocacy, intervention
Cudworth, E. 2016. A Sociology for Other Animals: Analysis, advocacy, intervention. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 36 (3-4), pp. 242-257.
Sociology has come late to the field of Human Animal Studies (HAS), and such scholarship remains peripheral to the discipline. Early sociological interventions in the field were often informed by a critical perspective, in particular feminism but also Marxism and critical race studies. There have also been less critical routes taken, often using approaches such as actor-network theory and symbolic interactionism. These varied initiatives have made important contributions to the project of animalizing sociology and problematizing its legacies of human-exclusivity. As HAS expands and matures however, different kinds of study and different normative orientations have come increasingly into relations of tension in this eclectic field. This is particularly so when it comes to the ideological and ethical debates on appropriate human relations with other species, and on questions of whether and how scholarship might intervene to alter such relations. However, despite questioning contemporary social forms of human-animal relations and suggesting a need for change, the link between analysis and political strategy is uncertain.
|Journal||International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy|
|Journal citation||36 (3-4), pp. 242-257|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-04-2015-0040|
|11 Apr 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||09 Sep 2015|
|Accepted||09 Sep 2015|
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