Society & Animals

Journal of Human-Animal Studies

Society & Animals publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science) and humanities (e.g., history, literary criticism). The journal specifically deals with subjects such as human-animal interactions in various settings (animal cruelty, the therapeutic uses of animals), the applied uses of animals (research, education, medicine and agriculture), the use of animals in popular culture (e.g. dog-fighting, circus, animal companion, animal research), attitudes toward animals as affected by different socializing agencies and strategies, representations of animals in literature, the history of the domestication of animals, the politics of animal welfare, and the constitution of the animal rights movement.
The goal of the journal is to stimulate and support the emerging multi-disciplinary field of animal studies, which consists, broadly, of investigations of the ways in which non-human animals figure in our lives. Although emphasizing empirically based studies, the journal also publishes theoretical analyses, literature reviews, methodological contributions, and comments on relevant topics. The editorial board consists of over thirty scholars, professionals (e.g. animal assisted therapists, shelter, zoo, wildlife personnel and etc.), policy makers, and animal advocates.
The Society & Animals is unique in the breadth of subjects covered, methods of papers published, and diversity of scholarly disciplines represented. It is also unique in its encouragement of data based discussion of ethical and policy issues in the current debate over the place of non-human animals in an increasingly human-centered world.

Web of Science Journal Citations Report for 2016 ranks Society & Animals with an Impact Factor of 0.39.

Sponsored by the Animals and Society Institute.

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Kenneth Shapiro, Animals and Society Institute, (Human-Animal Studies)

Senior Editor
Ann Casper
Managing Editors
William S. Lynn, New Zealand (Environment)
Susan McHugh, New England, (Literature)
Robert Mitchell, Eastern Kentucky (Psychology)
Nicola Taylor, Flinders (Sociology)

Associate Editors
Christopher Bear (Cardiff, Geography)
Lynda Birke (University of Lancaster, Women’s Studies)
Margo Demello (ASI, Anthropology)
Erica Feuerbacher (Carroll, Psychology)
John Hadley (Western Sydney, Philosophy)
Leslie Irvine (Colorado, Sociology)
Robert McKay (University of Sheffield, Literature)
Mara Miele (Cardiff University, Geography)
Brett Mizelle (California State, History)
Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Environment)
Stephen Patrick Vrla (MSU, Animal Studies)
Karl L. Wuensch (East Carolina, Psychology)

Review Editors
Ralph Acampora (Hofstra University, Philosophy)
Sally Borrell (Independent Scholar, Melbourne, Literature)
Jonathan L. Clark (Ursinus, Sociology)
Katie Gillespie (Wesleyan University, Philosophy)
Pete Porter (Eastern Washington University, Media and Film)
Corey Wrenn (Colorado State, Sociology)

Board of Editors Sara Balcom (Maryland, Veterinary Medicine)
Gordon Burghardt (Tennessee, Psychology)
Josephine Donovan (Maine, Literature)
Catherine Faver (Texas Pan-American, Social Work)
Clifton Flynn (South Carolina, Sociology)
Erica Fudge (Middlesex University, Literature)
Eric Greene (Independent Scholar, Anthropology)
Kathleen M. Heide (South Florida, Criminology)
Bill Henry (Metropolitan State College of Denver, Psychology)
Harold Herzog (Western Carolina, Psychology)
Leslie Irvine (University of Colorado, Sociology)
Jennifer Jackman (Salem State, Political Science)
Stephanie Jenkins (Oregon State, Philosophy)
Hilda Kean (Ruskin College, Oxford, History)
Lori Kogan (Colorado State, Psychology)
Lori Marino (Emory University, Neuroscience)
Garry Marvin (University of Roehampton, Anthropology)
Randy Malamud (Georgia, Literature)
Jay Mechling (University of California, History and Literature)
Maureen O'Connor (University College Cork, Literature)
Martyn Pickersgill (Edinburgh, Sociology of Science)
Harriet Ritvo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, History)
Kristin Stewart (Florida State, Geography)
Priyanka Priyanka
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Current Contents
Focus on: Veterinary Science & Medicine
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
Psychological Abstracts
Referativnyi Zhurnal
Research Alert (Philadelphia)
Social Sciences Citation Index
Social Services Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts
Web of Science
Wildlife Review Abstracts
Zoological Records
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