Recommended Readings

Screen Shot 2013-07-29 at 2.03.28 PM  Have you ever wanted to read about the relationships among humans and animals…but you weren’t sure where to start? Inspired by the texts suggested by Dr. Barbara King during her July interview, Performing Humanity is pleased to provide this additional abbreviated list to get you started!  By no means comprehensive, the list aims at introducing readers to possible texts that can lead them further into the field. We invite you to use the comments section to suggest additions!

 Introductions to Animal Studies

Margo DeMello, Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies (Columbia University Press, 2012).

Donna Haraway, When Species Meet (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).

Hal Herzog, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals (Harper Perrenial, 2011).

Social Creatures: A Human and Animal Studies Reader, Ed. Clifton P. Flynn (Lantern Books, 2008).

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Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals (Back Bay Books, 2010).

Jim Mason and Peter Singer, The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter (Rodale, 2007).

Peter Singer, Animal Liberation (Harper, 1975, 2009).

Animals in Literature

Richard Adams, The Plague Dogs (Ballantine, 2006).

Robert O’Brien, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (Aladdin, 1986).

Anna Sewell, Black Beauty (Signet, 2011).


About MGN

Miranda Garno Nesler is a specialist in early material culture, gender, textuality, and animal studies. View all posts by MGN

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