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Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

Human-animal studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the spaces that animals occupy in human social and cultural worlds. Margo DeMello provides a broad overview of this rapidly growing field. This second edition is fully updated and expanded throughout, enhancing the book’s relevance for student and activist readers alike.

Author Information

Margo DeMello (PhD, Cultural Anthropology, UC Davis) is an adjunct professor at Canisius College in the Anthrozoology Masters Program. She has directed the human-animal studies program at the Animals and Society Institute for fifteen years. Her many books include Speaking for Animals: Animal Autobiographical Writing (Routledge, 2015), Body Studies: An Introduction (Routledge, 2014), and Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death (Michigan State, 2016). She specializes in critical animal studies, anthrozoology, animals and popular culture, and animal protection as a social movement.
Audience: Professional and scholarly;