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Teaching the Animal
Human–Animal Studies across the Disciplines
Margo DeMello
ISBN: 9781590561683
Book (Paperback)
Lantern Publishing & Media, Lantern Publishing & Media
$50.00
7 x 9.5
464 pages
May 15, 2010


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In 2008, Lantern published Social Creatures, an encyclopedic collection of articles from the new and exciting disciple of Human-Animal Studies. Teaching the Animal is a followup collection of original pieces that discuss in detail the challenges and opportunities for all teachers of H.A.S. Split into three sections, Teaching the Animal provides in-depth analysis of the nature of the discipline, the resources available, expectations of students and faculty, and a number of sample curricula in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. Teaching the Animal promises to be the definitive handbook for all teachers of H.A.S. at both undergraduate and graduate levels. It also offers a comprehensive overview of the state of the disciplines in question, as well as the philosophical and practical issues involved in discussing the intersections of human and nonhuman animals in society.

Margo DeMello received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from U.C. Davis in 1995, and is the Program Director for Human-Animal Studies at Animals & Society Institute. She teaches Cross-Cultural Anthrozoology, Animals and Popular Culture, Critical Animal Studies, and Animal Protection as a Social Movement. She frequently writes about rabbits; most recently she conducted a short research project with the feral rabbits of Okunoshima in Japan.
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