Investigating Human/Animal Relations in Science, Culture and Work

10. Investigating Human/Animal Relations in Science, Culture and Work
Holmberg, Tora (ed.) (2009) (194 pp.) 150 kr; 15 EUR

How can we make sense of the ambiguous and historically shifting characteristics of human/animal relations? How can these relations be analysed in terms of power and hierarchies intersecting with gender, race, class and nationality? This collection of essays, derived from a Nordic workshop on the matter, contributes to the growing interdisciplinary field of human/animal studies (HAS). The book contains 17 articles, divided into three sections: Thinking with Animals, Animal-Human Culture and Scientific Animals. All the papers included are work in progress – from ongoing or planned projects – in the shape of short contributions. This volume thus constitutes a “smörgåsbord” of lively and vivid research in the area of human/animal relations that goes on throughout the Nordic countries.

Participating authors: Kristin Asdal, Lynda Birke, Karin Dirke, Tone Druglitro, Marie Paldam Folker, Rebekah Fox, Anne Katrine Gjerloff, Tora Holmberg, Taija Kaarlenkaski, Lene Koch, Ellen Krefting, Pernilla Ouis, Helena Pedersen, Pär Segerdahl, Mette Nordahl Svendsen, Sakari Tamminen, Liv Emma Thorsen, Salla Tuomivaara.