The Edinburgh companion to animal studies

Lynn Turner (Editor), Undine Sellbach (Editor), Ron Broglio (Editor)

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Provides cross-disciplinary perspectives on the study of animals in humanities.

This volume critically investigates current topics and disciplines that are affected, enriched or put into dispute by the burgeoning scholarship on Animal Studies. What new questions and modes of research need come into play if we are to seriously acknowledge our entanglements with other animals? World-leading scholars from a range of disciplines, including Literature, Philosophy, Art, Biosemiotics, and Geography, set the agenda for Animal Studies today. Rather than a narrow specialism, the 35 newly commissioned essays in this book show how we think of other animals to be intrinsic to fields as major as ethics, economies as widespread as capitalism and relations as common as friendship. The volume contains original, cutting-edge research and opens up new methods, alignments, directions as well as challenges for the future of Animal Studies. Uniquely, the chapters each focus on a single topic, from ‘Abjection’ to ‘Voice’ and from ‘Affection’ to ‘Technology’, thus embedding the animal question as central to contemporary concerns across a wide range of disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages592
ISBN (Electronic)9781474418423, 9781474418430
ISBN (Print)9781474418416
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Companions to Literature
PublisherEdinburgh University Press


  • animal studies
  • cultural studies
  • environmental humanities
  • posthumanites


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