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Articles on the Relationship Between Animal Issues and Gender and Sexuality

This is a collection of summaries of articles on gender and animals from Society & AnimalsSociety & Animals is an academic journal that publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences and humanities. To get access to the back issues of Society & Animals, please join as a Scholar or Professional Member.

Arluke, A., & Luke, C. (1997). Physical cruelty toward animals in Massachusetts, 1975-1996. Society & Animals.  Volume 5 Issue 3.  Pages 195-204.

Åsberg, C. (2011). Sexual Difference, Gender, and (Microscopic) Animals: A Commentary on Ebeling’s “Sexing the Rotifer”. Society & Animals, Vol 19, No. 3, 2011, 316-322.

Ascione, F. R., Weber, C. V., & Wood, D. S. (1997). The abuse of animals and domestic violence: A national survey of shelters for women who are battered. Society & Animals.  Volume 5 Issue 3.  Pages 205-218.

Birke, L. (2002). Intimate familiarities? Feminism and human-animal studies. Society and Animals.  Volume 10 Issue 4.  Pages 429-436.

Brower, M. (2005). Trophy shots: Early north American photographs of nonhuman animals and the display of masculine prowess. Society and Animals.  Volume 13 Issue 1.  Pages 13-32.

Campbell, M. O. N. (2013). The Relevance of Age and Gender for Public Attitudes to Brown Bears (Ursus arctos), Black Bears (Ursus americanus), and Cougars (Puma concolor) in Kamloops, British Columbia. Society & Animals.  Volume 21 Issue 4.  Pages 341-359.

Campbell, M., & Lancaster, B. L. (2010). Public attitudes toward black bears (Ursus americanus) and cougars (Puma concolor) on Vancouver Island. Society & Animals.  Volume 18 Issue 1.  Pages 40-57.

Ebeling, K. S. (2011). Sexing the Rotifer: Reading Nonhuman Animals’ Sex and Reproduction in 19th-Century Biology. Society & Animals.  Volume 19 Issue 3.  Pages 305-315.

Flynn, C. P. (2000). Battered women and their animal companions: Symbolic interaction between human and nonhuman animals. Society & Animals.  Volume 8 Issue 2.  Pages 99-127.

Gaarder, E. (2008). Risk & reward: The impact of animal rights activism on women. Society & Animals.  Volume 16 Issue 1.  Pages 1-22.

Galvin, S. L., & Herzog, H. A. (1998). Attitudes and dispositional optimism of animal rights demonstrators. Society & Animals.  Volume 6 Issue 1.  Pages 1-11.

Gaynor, A. (2007). Animal agendas: Conflict over productive animals in twentieth-century Australian cities. Society & Animals.  Volume 15 Issue 1.  Pages 29-42.

Hawley, F. (1993). The moral and conceptual universe of cockfighters: Symbolism and rationalization. Society & Animals.  Volume 1 Issue 2.  Pages 159-168.

Henry, B. C. (2009) Can Attitudes About Animal Neglect Be Differentiated From Attitudes About Animal Abuse? Society & Animals, Vol 17, No.1, 21-37.

Hills, A.M. (1993) The Motivational Bases of Attitudes Toward Animals, Society & Animals, Vol 1, No. 2, 111-128.

Hurn, S. (2008). What’s Love Got to Do With It? The Interplay of Sex and Gender in the Commercial Breeding of Welsh Cobs. Society & Animals.  Volume 16 Issue 1.  Pages 23-44.

Kalof, L., Fitzgerald, A., & Baralt, L. (2004). Animals, women, and weapons: Blurred sexual boundaries in the discourse of sport hunting. Society & Animals.  Volume 12 Issue 3.  Pages 237-251.

Kruse, C. R. (1999). Gender, views of nature, and support for animal rights. Society & Animals.  Volume 7 Issue 3.  Pages 179-198.

Lathers, M. (2006). Toward an Excremental Posthumanism: Primatology, Women, and Waste. Society & Animals.  Volume 14 Issue 4.  Pages 417-436.

Laurent, E. (1995). Definition and cultural representation of the category mushi in Japanese culture. Society & Animals.  Volume 3 Issue 1.  Pages 61-77.

Lee, S. A., Gibbons, J. A., & Short, S. D. (2010). Sympathetic reactions to the bait dog in a film of dog fighting: The influence of personality and gender. Society & Animals.  Volume 18 Issue 2.  Pages 107-125.

Markovits, A. S., & Queen, R. (2009). Women and the world of dog rescue: A case study of the state of Michigan. Society & Animals.  Volume 17 Issue 4.  Pages 325-342.

Mathews, S., & Herzog, H. A. (1997). Personality and attitudes toward the treatment of animals. Society & Animals.  Volume 5 Issue 2.  Pages 169-175.

McKay, R. (2001). Getting Close to Animals with Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar. Society & Animals.  Volume 9 Issue 3.  Pages 253-271.

Mitchell, R. W., & Ellis, A. L. (2013). Cat Person, Dog Person, Gay, or Heterosexual: The Effect of Labels on a Man’s Perceived Masculinity, Femininity, and Likability. Society & Animals.  Volume 21 Issue 1.  Pages 1-16.

Munro, L. (2001). Caring about blood, flesh, and pain: Women’s standing in the animal protection movement. Society & Animals.  Volume 9 Issue 1.  Pages 43-61.

Nickell, D., & Herzog, H. A. (1996). Ethical ideology and moral persuasion: Personal moral philosophy, gender, and judgments of pro-and anti-animal research propaganda. Society & Animals.  Volume 4 Issue 1.  Pages 53-64.

Pifer, L. K. (1996). Exploring the gender gap in young adults’ attitudes about animal research. Society & Animals.  Volume 4 Issue 1.  Pages 37-52.

Pifer, L., Shimizu, K., & Pifer, R. (1994). Public attitudes toward animal research: Some international comparisons. Society & Animals.  Volume 2 Issue 2.  Pages 95-113.

Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2011). Furries and the Limits of Species Identity Disorder: A Response to Gerbasi et al. Society & Animals.  Volume 19 Issue 3.  Pages 294-301.

Quinn, E. J. (2016). No Country for Queer Dogs. SOCIETY & ANIMALS, 24(5),

Raupp, C. D., Barlow, M., Amy and Oliver, J.A. Perceptions of Family Violence: Are Companion Animals in the Picture? Society & Animals, Vol 5, No.3, 1997, 219- 237.

Sanders, Cheryl E. and Bill C. Henry. (2015) Nonhuman Animal Cruelty, Bullying, and Behavioral Difficulties among Women, Society & Animals, Vol 23, No 1 .

Soler, N. P. (2018). Of Cats and Men: Representations of Gender in Cat Food Advertising. Society & Animals, Vol 26, No. 5.

Staats, S., Anderson, T., Wallace, H., & Miller, D. (2010). Perceived Best Ages for Cats, Dogs, and Humans: Comparisons across Species, Human Age, and Human Gender. Society & Animals.  Volume 18 Issue 3.  Pages 273-290.

Tardif-Williams, C. Y., & Bosacki, S. L. (2016). Gender and Age Differences in Children’s Perceptions of Self-Companion Animal Interactions Expressed Through Drawings. Society & Animals, 25(1),
Wells, D. L., & Hepper, P. G. (1997). Pet ownership and adults’ views on the use of animals. Society & Animals.  Volume 5 Issue 1.  Pages 45-63.

Wilson, Marc Stewart and Emma Peden. (2015) Aggression and Hunting Attitudes,  Society & Animals, Vol 23, No 1

Updated January 2019

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