American Sociological Association

Section on Animals and Society

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Last updated June 22, 2017

 

New Publications, Fall 2017

Wrenn, C. L. 2017. "Trump Veganism: A Political Survey of American Vegans in the Era of Identity Politics" Societies 7 (4): 32.

Wrenn, C. L. 2017. "The Disney Nonhuman Princesses." Sex & Gender News Fall (November): 9-10.

 

New Publications, Spring 2017


Wrenn, C. L. 2017. "Skeptics and “The White Stuff” Promotion of Cows’ Milk and Other Nonhuman Animal Products in the Skeptic Community as Normative Whiteness." Relations 5 (1): 73-81.
Wrenn, C. L. 2017. “The New Sociology of Species and Media: A Review.” Media, Culture & Society. Online first.

 

2017 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Award for Distinguished Scholarship Scholarship
Betsie Garner and David Grazian, "Naturalizing Gender through Childhood Socialization Messages in a Zoo." Social Psychology Quarterly 79(3) (2016): 181-198. (Garner is PhD Candidate and Grazian is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology the University of Pennsylvania)

Jane Goodall Award for Graduate Student Scholarship
Caleb Scoville, "Hydraulic Society and a 'Stupid Little Fish': Toward a Historical Ontology of the Nonhuman." (Doctoral Student at UC Berkely)

The Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award
Jenny R. Vermilya, "Animals & Society" (Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Services at the University of North Georgia)
 

NEW BOOK SERIES

Palgrave Studies in Animals and Social Problems

Series editor: Leslie Irvine leslie.irvine@colorado.edu

This series focuses on how animals matter in social problems. Because animals are incor- porated into the economic, sociological, emotional, and moral fabric of society, their roles in social problems have wide-ranging implications. Cruelty to animals, animal fighting, pet prohibitions in rental housing, animal hoarding, wildlife crimes, the illegal traffic in endangered species, and zoonotic disease transmission represent just a few examples of social problems that this series might address. Contact Leslie Irvine if you would like to propose a book for the series.

 

PLEASE RECRUIT!

If you know current members in other sections of ASA whose interests intersect with ours, please reach out to them and encourage them to join our section!

 

SUSAN LUNN BECOMES NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Send your news to Susan Lunn for the next issue.

 

2016 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Award for Distinguished Scholarship: David Grazian, University of Pennsylvania, book title  "American Zoo: A Sociological Safari" 

Jane Goodall Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship: Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Texas Women’s University, for her unpublished manuscript “Extending Identity Theory: Parenting and Identity Formation in the Context of Human-Animal Relationships”

Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award: Keri Brandt of Fort Lewis College for her class “Animals & Society” 

 

PAST MEMBERSHIP ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Amy Fitzgerald Wins Award:  Volume 1 of the Human-Animal Studies e-Newsletter published in January informed members of the Animals and Society Institute that Amy Fitzgerald was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Award for full time faculty at the University of Windsor for her accomplishments in teaching and research. This is pleasing news, so it is repeated here.

 

RECENT ARTICLE CONTRIBUTIONS BY SECTION MEMBERS

Helene M. Lawson

2014. “Happy Meals." CONTEXTS 13 (3): 8.

Corey Lee Wrenn

2017. “Skeptics and the ‘White Stuff’:  Promotion of Cows’ Milk and Other Nonhuman Animal Products in the Skeptic Community as Normative Whiteness.”  Relations:  Beyond Anthropocentrism. Forthcoming.

2017. “Fat Vegan Politics: A Survey of Fat Vegan Activists’ Online Experiences with Social Movement Sizeism.” Fat Studies 6 (1): 90-102.

2016. “Social Movement Prostitution: A Case Study in Nonhuman Animal Rights Activism and Vegan Pimping.” Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity 4 (2): 87-99.

2016. “The Land of Meat and Potatoes? Exploring Ireland’s Vegan and Vegetarian Foodscape.” Encyclopedia for Cultural and Social Studies on Vegetarianism and Veganism. Vienna, Austria: University of Vienna. Forthcoming.

and M. Lutz. 2016. “White Women Wanted?  An Analysis of Gender Diversity in Social Justice Magazines.” Societies 6 (2): 1-18.

2016 “An Analysis of Diversity in Nonhuman Animal Rights Media.” Journal for Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 29 (2): 143-165.

and J. Clark, M. Judge, K. Gilchrist, D. Woodlock, K. Dotson, R. Spanos, and J. Wrenn.  2015. “The Medicalization of Nonhuman Animal Rights: Frame Contestation and the Exploitation of Disability.” Disability & Society 30 (9): 1307-1327.

2014. “Abolition Then and Now:  Tactical Comparisons between the Human Rights Movement and the Modern Nonhuman Animal Rights Movement in the United States.”  Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Ethics 27 (2): 177-200.

2014. “Fifty Shades of Oppression:  Unexamined Sexualized Violence against Women and Other Animals.”  Relations:  Beyond Anthropocentrism 2 (1):  135-139.

2013. “Nonhuman Animal Rights, Alternative Food Systems, and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex.”  Phaenex:  Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture 8 (2):  209-242.

2013. “The Role of Professionalization Regarding Female Exploitation in the Nonhuman Animal Rights Movement.”  Journal of Gender Studies 24 (2): 131-146.

and R. Johnson.  2013. “A Critique of Single-Issue Campaigning and the Importance of Comprehensive Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy.”  Food, Culture & Society 16 (4):  651-668. 

2013. “Resonance of Moral Shocks in Abolitionist Animal Rights Advocacy:  Overcoming Contextual Constraints.” Society & Animals 21 (4):  379-394.

2012. “Applying Social Movement Theory to Nonhuman Rights Mobilization and the Importance of Faction Hierarchies.”  Peace Studies Journal 5 (3):  27-44.

2012. “The Abolitionist Approach:  Critical Comparisons and Challenges within the Animal Rights Movement.”  Interface:  A Journal for and about Social Movements 4 (2):  438-458.

2011. “Resisting the Globalization of Speciesism:  Vegan Abolitionism as a Site for Consumer-Based Social Change.”  Journal for Critical Animal Studies 9(3):  9-27.