HAS Fellow Books
The ASI-WAS fellows have produced a substantial amount of work
since their fellowships have been over. Following are the books and book
chapters produced from their fellowships:
Karla Armbruster (2008 fellow). Professor, English Department, Webster University
Armbruster, Karla. "What Do We Want from Talking Animals? Reflections on Literary Representations of Animal Voices and Minds." In Speaking for Animals: Animal Autobiographical Writing, Margo DeMello, ed. New York: Routledge, 2012.
For thousands of years, in the myths and folktales of people around the world, animals have spoken in human tongues. Western and non-Western literary and folkloric traditions are filled with both speaking animals, some of whom even narrate or write their own autobiographies. Animals speak, famously, in children's stories and in cartoons and films, and today, social networking sites and blogs are both sites in which animals - primarily pets - write about their daily lives and interests. Speaking for Animals is a compilation of chapters written from a variety of disciplines that attempts to get a handle on this cross cultural and longstanding tradition of animal speaking and writing. It looks at speaking animals in literature, religious texts, poetry, social networking sites, comic books, and in animal welfare materials and even library catalogs, and addresses not just the "whys" of speaking animals, but the implications, for the animals and for ourselves.
Armbruster, Karla. "Into the Wild: An Ecofeminist Perspective on the Human Control of Canine Sexuality and Reproduction." In Ecofeminism and Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology and Discourse
, Douglas A. Vakoch, ed. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011.
By drawing on the complex interplay of ecology and feminism, ecofeminists identify links between the domination of nature and the oppression of women. This volume introduces a variety of innovative approaches for advancing ecofeminist activism, demonstrating how words exert power in the world. Contributors explore the interconnections between the dualisms of nature/culture and masculine/feminine, providing new insights into sex and technology through such wide-ranging topics as canine reproduction, orangutan motherhood and energy conservation. Ecofeminist rhetorics of care address environmental problems through cooperation and partnership, rather than hierarchical subordination, encouraging forms of communication that value mutual understanding over persuasion and control. By critically examining ways that theory can help deconstruct domineering practices - exposing the underlying ideologies - a new generation of ecofeminist scholarship illuminates the transformative capacity of language to foster emancipation and liberation.http://www.amazon.com/Ecofeminism-Rhetoric-Perspectives-Technology-Discourse/dp/0857451871/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334250768&sr=1-1-fkmr0 David Dillard-Wright
(2008 fellow). Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina
Dillard-Wright, David. Ark of the Possible: The Animal World in Merleau-Ponty
. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009.
In his uncompleted last work, The Visible and the Invisible
, Maurice Merleau-Ponty wrote of the thesis of "interanimality," a project that was to "make explicit" the connections between humans and other creatures. David Dillard-Wright uses the suggestions in the Working Notes to re-read Merleau-Ponty's textual corpus through the lens of animality. The "wild meanings" that result suggest new directions for philosophical anthropology as well as environmental ethics and animal philosophy. The fact that humans know the world through a fleshly engagement with other animals and non-sentient entities means that reason is unseated from its throne as the ruling attribute of human nature and that consciousness can no longer be viewed as something interior to an individual self. The human cultural world is constituted through contact with extra-human nature, such that everything held to be distinctively human traces its origins back to the Earth, the source of human rationality.http://www.amazon.com/Ark-Possible-Animal-World-Merleau-Ponty/dp/0739129376/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334251143&sr=1-2 Kelly Enright
(2011 fellow). Writer and Museum Consultant
Enright, Kelly. Maximum of Wilderness: the Jungle in the American Imagination
. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia, 2012.
Danger in the Congo! The unexplored Amazon! Long perceived as a place of mystery and danger, and more recently as a fragile system requiring our protection, the tropical forest captivated America for over a century. In The Maximum of Wilderness
, Kelly Enright traces the representation of tropical forests--what Americans have typically thought of as "jungles"--and their place in both our perception of "wildness" and the globalization of the environmental movement. In the early twentieth century, jungle adventure--as depicted by countless books and films, from Burroughs' Tarzan novels to King Kong
--had enormous mass appeal. Concurrent with the proliferation of a popular image of the jungle that masked many of its truths was the work of American naturalists who sought to represent an "authentic" view of tropical nature through museums, zoological and botanical gardens, books, and film. Enright examines the relationship between popular and scientific representations of the forest through the lives and work of Martin and Osa Johnson (who with films such as Congorilla
blended authenticity with adventure), as well as renowned naturalists John Muir, William Beebe, David Fairchild, and Richard Evans Schultes. The author goes on to explore a startling shift at midcentury in the perception of the tropical forest--from the "jungle," a place that endangers human life, to the "rain forest," a place that is itself endangered.http://www.amazon.com/The-Maximum-Wilderness-American-Imagination/dp/0813932289/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334253939&sr=1-1
Enright, Kelly. Osa and Martin: For the love of adventure
. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2011.Osa and Martin
tells the story of legendary filmmakers and adventurers Osa and Martin Johnson, who, from the 1910s through the 1940s, brought the jungles of Africa and the South Pacific to millions of Americans on reel after movie reel. All the while, Osa did her best to create a home for them in the wildest of places. In Osa and Martin, Kelly Enright brings this amazing couple fully to life. She chronicles their journey from a honeymoon among cannibals to safari camps in lion country. In doing so, she captures the true spirit of two people who explored and delighted in the world around them as that world, in turn, transformed them.http://www.amazon.com/Osa-Martin-For-Love-Adventure/dp/0762763604/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334253406&sr=1-1
Amy J. Fitzgerald (2008 fellow). Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Windsor
Kalof, Linda and Amy J. Fitzgerald. The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Readings
. Oxford and New York: Berg Publishers, 2007.
The study of animals - and the relationship between humans and other animals - is now one of the most fiercely debated topics in contemporary science and culture. Animals have a long history in human society, providing food, labour, sport and companionship as well as becoming objects for exhibit. More contemporary uses extend to animals as therapy and in scientific testing. As natural habitats continue to be destroyed, the rights of animals to co-exist on the planet - and their symbolic power as a connection between humans and the natural world - are ever more hotly contested. The Animals Reader
brings together the key classic and contemporary writings from Philosophy, Ethics, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History, Law and Science. As the first book of its kind, The Animals Reader
provides a framework for understanding the current state of the multidisciplinary field of animal studies. This anthology will be invaluable for students across the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as for general readers. http://www.amazon.com/The-Animals-Reader-Essential-Contemporary/dp/1845204700/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334251740&sr=1-1 Jeremy Garrett
(2007 fellow). Research Associate at the Children's Mercy Bioethics Center at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Garrett, Jeremy, ed. The Ethics of Animal Research: In Theory and Practice
. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2012.
An estimated 100 million nonhuman vertebrates worldwide--including primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, birds, rats, and mice--are bred, captured, or otherwise acquired every year for research purposes. Much of this research is seriously detrimental to the welfare of these animals, causing pain, distress, injury, or death. This book explores the ethical controversies that have arisen over animal research, examining closely the complex scientific, philosophical, moral, and legal issues involved.http://www.amazon.com/The-Ethics-Animal-Research-Controversy/dp/0262516918/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334248907&sr=1-1 Hayley Glaholt
(2009 fellow). PhD Candidate, Northwestern University
Glaholt, Hayley. "The Shakers." Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism
. Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz, ed. Westport, CT: ABC-CLIO, 2010.
This A-Z encyclopedia brings together the work of a number of scholars from diverse fields, including history, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, anthropology, nutrition, American studies, religious studies, women's and gender history, and the history of medicine. Approximately 100 essay entries cover cultural and historical aspects of vegetarianism, primarily but not exclusively in relation to the United States, shedding light on the practice's roots in ancient cultures and challenging popular myths and misconceptions related to both vegetarianism and veganism. With discussions on everything from activist movements to cookbooks, the encyclopedia offers a unique, wide-ranging exploration that will appeal to students, practitioners, and anyone else who wants to know more.http://www.amazon.com/Cultural-Encyclopedia-Vegetarianism-Margaret-Puskar-Pasewicz/dp/0313375569/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334252577&sr=1-1Georgina Montgomery
(2007 fellow). Assistant Professor, Lyman Briggs College and Michigan State University
Kalof, Linda and Georgina M. Montgomery, eds. Making Animal Meaning
. Michigan State University Press, 2011.
An elucidating collection of ten original essays, Making Animal Meaning
reconceptualizes methods for researching animal histories and rethinks the contingency of the human-animal relationship. The vibrant and diverse field of animal studies is detailed in these interdisciplinary discussions, which include voices from a broad range of scholars and have an extensive chronological and geographical reach. These exciting discourses capture the most compelling theoretical underpinnings of animal significance while exploring meaning-making through the study of specific spaces, species, and human-animal relations. A deeply thoughtful collection - vital to understanding central questions of agency, kinship, and animal consumption - these essays tackle the history and philosophy of constructing animal meaning.http://www.amazon.com/Making-Animal-Meaning-Turn-Series/dp/1611860164/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334248988&sr=1-1
Montgomery, Georgina M. and Linda Kalof, "History from Below: Animals as Historical Subjects."In Teaching the Animal: Human-Animal Studies Across Disciplines
, Margo DeMello, ed. Lantern Books, 2010.
In 2008 Lantern published Social Creatures, a 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 cirricula 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 the undergraduate and graduate level. It also offers a comprehensive overview of the state of the disciplines in question and the philosophical and practical issues involved in discussing the intersections of human and nonhuman animals in society.http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Animal-Human-Animal-Studies-Disciplines/dp/1590561686/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334249093&sr=1-1 Richie Nimmo
(2011 fellow). Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
Nimmo, Richie. Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human: Purifying the Social
. London: Routledge, 2010.
This book undertakes a critique of the pervasive notion that human beings are separate from and elevated above the nonhuman world and explores its role in the constitution of modernity. The book presents a socio-material analysis of the British milk industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It traces the dramatic development of the milk trade from a cottage industry into a modernised and integrated system of production and distribution, examining the social, economic and political factors underpinning this transformation, and also highlighting the important roles played by various nonhumans, such as microbes, refrigeration technologies, diseases, and even cows themselves. Milk as a substance posed deep social and material problems for modernity, being hard to transport and keep fresh as well as a highly fertile environment for the growth of bacteria and the transmission of diseases such as tuberculosis from cows to humans. Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human demonstrates how the resulting insecurities and dilemmas posed a threat to the nature/culture divide as milk consumption grew along with urbanization, and had therefore to be managed by emergent forms of scientific and sanitary knowledge and expertise.http://www.amazon.com/Milk-Modernity-Making-Human-Purifying/dp/0415558743/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334254054&sr=1-1Siobhan O'Sullivan
(2010 fellow). Research Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
O'Sullivan, Siobhan. Animals, Equality and Democracy
. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.Animals, Equality and Democracy
examines the structure of animal protection legislation and finds that it is deeply inequitable, with a tendency to favor those animals the community is most likely to see and engage with. Siobhan O'Sullivan argues that these inequities violate fundamental principle of justice and transparency.http://www.amazon.com/Animals-Equality-Democracy-Palgrave-Macmillan/dp/0230243878/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334252971&sr=1-1Richard Twine
(2007 fellow). Principal Investigator, Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, Lancaster University
Twine, Richard. Animals as Biotechnology - Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies
London: Earthscan, 2010.
In Animals as Biotechnology
sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in animal sciences, which aims to increase the efficiency and profitability of meat and dairy production; and the emerging field of critical animal studies - mostly in the humanities and social sciences - which works to question the nature of our relations with other animals. The first part of the book focuses on ethics, examining critically the dominant paradigms of bioethics and power relations between human and non-human. The second part considers animal biotechnology and political economy, examining commercialisation and regulation. The final part of the book centres on discussions of sustainability, limits and an examination of the prospects for animal ethics if biotechnology becomes part of the dominant agricultural paradigm. Twine concludes by considering whether growing calls to reduce our consumption of meat/dairy products in the face of climate change threats are in fact complicit with an anthropocentric understanding of sustainability and that what is needed is a more fundamental ethical and political questioning of relations and distinctions between humans, animals and nature.http://www.amazon.com/Animals-Biotechnology-Sustainability-Critical-Earthscan/dp/1844078302/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334249744&sr=1-1Tom Tyler
(2007 Fellow). Senior Lecturer, Communication Media and Culture, Oxford Brookes University
Tyler, Tom. CIFERAE: A Bestiary in Five Fingers
. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
Inspired by the medieval bestiaries, Tyler's book features an assortment of "wild animals" (ferae) - both real and imaginary - who appear in the works of philosophy as mere ciferae, or ciphers; each is there deployed as a placeholder, of no importance or worth in their own right. Examining the work of such figures as Bataille, Moore, Nietzsche, Kant, Whorf, Darwin, and Derrida, among others, Tyler identifies four ways in which these animals have been used and abused: as interchangeable ciphers; as instances of generalized animality; as anthropomorphic caricatures; and as repetitive stereotypes. Looking closer, however, he finds that these unruly beasts persistently and mischievously question the humanist assumptions of their would-be employers. Tyler ultimately challenges claims of human distinctiveness and superiority, which are so often represented by the supposedly unique and perfect human hand. Contrary to these claims, he contends that the hand is, in fact, a primitive organ, and one shared by many different creatures, thereby undercutting one of the foundations of anthropocentricism and opening up the possibility of nonhuman, or more-than-human, knowledge.http://www.amazon.com/CIFERAE-Bestiary-Five-Fingers-Posthumanities/dp/0816665443/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334249814&sr=1-6
Tyler, Tom & Rossini, Manuela, eds. Animal Encounters.
Leiden: Brill, 2009.Animal Encounters
presents a multidisciplinary selection of essays in which an array of nonhuman animals meet with philosophers, literary scholars and scientists, artists and historians, novelists and naturalists, who are interested in the productive potential of interspecies exchange and collaboration. Brought together under six strategic headings, the collection constitutes a series of encounters not only between animals, human and otherwise, but also between different disciplinary methods, theoretical approaches, and ethical positions.http://www.amazon.com/Encounters-Human-Animal-Studies-Manuela-Rossini/dp/9004168672/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334250157&sr=1-2