Weekly Roundup – October 4, 2009
New Books and Articles
- Leslie Irving, Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters (Temple UP, 2009).
- Edwin Schatz, ed, Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power (U. Chicago P., 2009), with what looks to be an interesting chapter by Timothy Pachirat entitled “The Political in Political Ethnography: Dispatches from the Killing Floor.”
- Kelly Oliver, Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to be Human (Columbia UP, 2009).
- Sale on social sciences and humanities books, including the “Posthumanities” series, through the University of Minnesota Press’s website.
Blogs and Newspapers
- More law school vegan controversy, this time set off by the claim that vegans hold ‘morally abhorrent’ views: original (commenting on this poll) with responses here and here.
- Frans De Waal comments on the implications of the discovery of ‘Ardi.‘ While not exactly about animals, it certainly explore the inhuman or prehuman within the human.
- Also, there is a new listserv dedicated to the intersection of Critical Race Theories and Food Studies.