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By Keith Tester

Animals and Society makes use of various old assets and a coherent social conception to inform the tale of the discovery of animal rights. It strikes from incidents just like the medieval execution of pigs to a dialogue of the politics and methods of contemporary rights agencies. The ebook additionally provides radical interpretations of nineteenth-century animal welfare legislation, and the bills of the Noble Savage. The insights generated by way of social technological know-how are continually on the center of the dialogue and the writer daws at the paintings of Michel Foucault, Norbert Elias, Claude Levi-Strauss and Mary Douglas. This wide-ranging and available e-book presents a desirable account of the family members among people and animals. It increases far-reaching questions on the philosophy, background and politics of animal rights.

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