What is animal studies? What search terms should I use to find sources on nonhuman animals within the humanities? How can I study issues of animal exploitation as an undergraduate? This research guide aims to answer these questions for students at Swem.
by Susanna Harris and Andre J. Veldmeijer
This pioneering volume brings together specialists from contemporary craft and industry and from archaeology to examine both the material properties and the cultural dimensions of leather. The common occurrence of animal skin products through time, whether vegetable tanned leather, parchment, vellum, fat-cured skins or rawhide attest to its enduring versatility, utility and desirability.
by Lisa Kemmerer Sister Species addresses interconnections between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia, clarifying why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must challenge intersecting forms of oppression. This anthology presents bold and gripping--sometimes horrifying--personal narratives from fourteen activists who have personally explored links of oppression between humans and animals, including such exploitative enterprises as cockfighting, factory farming, vivisection, and the bushmeat trade.
by Kendra Smith-Howard Pure and Modern Milk tells the history of a nearly universal consumer product, and sheds light on America's food industry. Today, Smith-Howard notes, milk reaches supermarkets in an entirely different state than it had at its creation. A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary history, this book reveals the complexity and challenges of humanity's dependence on other species.