Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law)

Read [Columbia University Press Book] # Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law) Online * PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law) Voices of the Living Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human EncountersEdited by Julie A. Smith & Robert W. MitchellColumbia University Press, 2012Review by Karen Davis, PhD, President of United Poultry ConcernsVoices of the LivingI thought he was dumb,I said he was dumb,Yet Ive heard him cry. - D.H. Lawrence, Tortoise ShoutA recurring theme in academic discussions of animals minds is the lack of verbal language in other species. Lack of verbal language is typi]

Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law)

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Rating : 4.47 (747 Votes)
Asin : 0231161514
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-06-03
Language : English

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The book draws from a remarkable variety of perspectives - biologists, animal activists, artists, literary scholars, veterinarians, philosophers, and more, and still feels surprisingly cohesive. -- Margo DeMello

Voices of the Living Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human EncountersEdited by Julie A. Smith & Robert W. MitchellColumbia University Press, 2012Review by Karen Davis, PhD, President of United Poultry ConcernsVoices of the LivingI thought he was dumb,I said he was dumb,Yet I've heard him cry. - D.H. Lawrence, "Tortoise Shout"A recurring theme in academic discussions of animals' minds is the lack of verbal language in other species. Lack of verbal language is typi

Chapters next examine the effects of embodiment on animals' minds and the role of animal-human interembodiment on humans' understandings of animals' minds. In these multidisciplinary essays, academic scholars and animal experts explore the nature of animal minds and the methods humans conventionally and unconventionally use to understand them. The collection features chapters by scholars working in psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, literary studies, and art, as well as chapters by and about people who live and work with animals, including the founder of a sanctuary for chickens, a fur trapper, a popular canine psychologist, a horse trainer, and an art photographer who captures everyday contact between humans and their animal companions.Divided into five sections, the collection first considers the ways that humans live with animals and the influence of cohabitation on their perceptions of animals' minds. It follows with an examination of anthropomorphism as both a guide and hindrance to mapping animal consciousness. Final sections identify historical representations of difference between human and animal consciousness and their relevance to pre-established cultural attitudes, as well as the ways that representations of animals' minds target particular audiences and sometimes produce problematic outcomes. The editors conclude with a discussion of the relationship between the book's

Julie A. Her published articles concern early English book illustrations, representations of animals' minds in literary works, and human understandings of rabbits' minds. She is active in animal rescue and animal rights and regularly writes for the House Rabbit Journal.Robert W. Smith is associate professor emeritus of the Depart

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