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Research on human-animal relationships ( HAR ) in a global context continues to highlight the many academic, social, and emotional benefits of nonhuman animals for young learners in elementary classrooms (Westgarth et al., 2013). Further, increasingly, HAR are embraced as a way to promote student

In: Society & Animals
Author: Gail Melson

Gail F. Melson 1 Psychology and the Study of Human-Animal Relationships The breadth and diversity of psychology as a disci- pline resists easy generalization. Sub-Želds—psycho- analysis, experimental psychology, environmental psychology, the psychology of religion, and the psy- chology of women

In: Society & Animals
Author: Gladys Symons

paper addresses the coconstruction of identities and emotions through the human/animal relationship, arguing that nonhuman animals can and do act as coagents in interspecies encoun- ters. Th e paper narrates the extraordinary boundary-transgressing experiences of a particular kind of co(a)gency labeled

In: Society & Animals

Conference Report M ARGARET S CHNEIDER 1 Exploring Human-Animal Relationships . The 14th Annual Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology On July 11 and 12, 2005 the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) held its 14th annual conference in Niagara Falls, New York. ISAZ

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In: Animals and War
Author: Nádia Farage

This chapter discusses the killing of animals, in the course of ‘fast-track land reform’ in contemporary Zimbabwe. From 2000 to 2008, in a violent process, which launched the nationalisation of lands, a great number of farm workers were displaced, crops were lost and animals in the farms – be they pets, herds or wildlife – were starved, tormented or killed. Looking for a contribution towards inter-species relationships, this preliminary approach points out that the killing of animals has its meanings rooted in images of domesticity and autochthony mobilised in the struggle against colonialism.

In: Humans and Animals: Intersecting Lives and Worlds

animals and human-animal relationships have not been addressed either in the history of educational theory or in contemporary debates. One reason for the failure to acknowledge the issue of nonhuman animals may be the perception that nonhuman animals are only relevant to children, and they are put in the

In: Society & Animals
Investigating Human-Animal Relationships
Editors: Lynda Birke and Jo Hockenhull
Many people feel strong bonds with nonhuman animals, and these relationships are central to much emerging scholarship in human-animal studies. Yet to study relationships is not straightforward; research often focuses on how humans affect animals or vice versa rather than on the relationships themselves. Partly, this is a consequence of the history of disciplinary divisions, particularly between natural and social sciences. In this book, contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds reflect on the methodological challenges they face, and how they go about studying relationships between people and animals. The book provides fascinating insights into how research on human-animal relationships can rise to the challenges of interdisciplinarity, and help us to understand the animals with whom we bond.