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The challenges of co-existing with animals in the Anthropocene

This open access book explores the ethics of the changing relationships between humans and animals in the Anthropocene. It takes animal agency as its starting point and includes discussion of farmed animals, rewilding and cultured meat.

Publisher’s summary

This Open Access book brings together authoritative voices in animal and environmental ethics, who address the many different facets of changing human-animal relationships in the Anthropocene. As we are living in complex times, the issue of how to establish meaningful relationships with other animals under Anthropocene conditions needs to be approached from a multitude of angles. This book offers the reader insight into the different discussions that exist around the topics of how we should understand animal agency, how we could take animal agency seriously in farms, urban areas and the wild, and what technologies are appropriate and morally desirable to use regarding animals. This book is of interest to both animal studies scholars and environmental ethics scholars, as well as to practitioners working with animals, such as wildlife managers, zookeepers, and conservation biologists.

 

Reference

Bovenkerk, B. and Keulartz, J. (Eds.), 2021. Animals in Our Midst: The Challenges of Co-existing with Animals in the Anthropocene. Springer International Publishing, New York.

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26 May 2021
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Animals in Our Midst: The Challenges of Co-existing with Animals in the Anthropocene
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