A growing body of scholarship that centers nonhuman animals in a range of contexts: historical, ethical, sociological, literary. Animal studies borrows methods and theories from disciplines in both the sciences and humanities, and is rapidly developing its own unique approach to questions of animal liberation, animality, and interspecies relationships. Because animal studies is still taking shape, scholars have different visions of how to define the field.
|(ethics and activism)|
|Animals in U.S. history||(history and law)|
|Animal exploitation and industry||(agriculture and game)|
|Species history||(breeding and zoology)|
|Representation of animals||(art, media, and literature)|
|Anthrozoology||(study of human/animal relations)|
|Posthumanism||(philosophy and cultural studies)|