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Animals in Person: Cultural Perspectives on Human-Animal Intimacies

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Our relationship with animals is complex and contradictory: we hunt, kill, and eat them, yet we also love, respect and protect them. This ambivalent relationship is further complicated by the fact that we attribute human emotions and intelligence to animals. We even go as far as likening them to children and treating them as family members. Drawing on a diverse range of ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 14th 2005 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Meghan Fidler
There are many noteworthy contributions within this book, and as a whole the text is incredibly cohesive, theoretically strong, and rich with detailed examples.

My favorite contributions were "Care, Order, and Usefulness" by Theodossopoulos and "Feeding Mr. Monkey" by Knight. I will talk about these in this review.

Theodossopoulos challenges the assumptive hierarchy in Western animal/utilitarian relationship with humans as food. For those who wonder just HOW we are able to, in good conscious, co
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