Animals and War: Studies of Europe and North America

Title

Animals and War: Studies of Europe and North America

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Description

Edited by Ryan Hediger, Kent State University, Tuscarawas

Animals and War is the first collection of essays to explore its important, yet neglected, topic. Scholars from sociology, history, anthropology, and literary and cultural studies investigate the presence of animals in human wars. The essays analyze a wide range of phenomena, including the new militarization of bees, zoo animals during war, war dogs, Finish horses in World War II, Canadian war literature, and the effort to memorialize nonhuman war animals. Although animals are often forced to participate in human wars, their presence also signals human vulnerability and dependence. Several chapters demonstrate that in the frequently horrible circumstances of war, powerful sympathies nonetheless flourish between humans and animals. Animals and War thus exposes the often paradoxical contours of human-animal relationships.

ISBN

ISBN13: 9789004236202, E-ISBN: 9789004241749

Publication Date

11-2012

Publisher

Brill

City

Boston, MA

Disciplines

Animal Studies | History | Philosophy

Department

English