American Sociological Association

Section on Animals and Society

Bulletin

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.

RECENT AWARD WINNERS AT THE 2016 MEETING 

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Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship: Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Texas Women’s University, for her unpublished manuscript “Extending Identity Theory: Parenting and Identity Formation in the Context of Human-Animal Relationships”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

ARTICLE CONTRIBUTIONS BY SECTION MEMBERS

"Happy Meals"
Helene M. Lawson, CONTEXTS Volume 13, No. 3 (2014) 8.
Is a hamburger from a happy cow better than one from an unhappy cow? There are differing opinions based on flavor, healthiness, ecology and how well we forget the animal we ate.

RECENT ARTICLES BY SECTION MEMBER

Corey Lee Wrenn,
with R. Johnson, "A Critique of Single-Issue Campaigning and the Importance of Comprehensive Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy" Food, Culture & Society Volume 16, No. 4, 651-668 (2013).
"Nonhuman Animal Rights, Alternative Food Systems, and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex" Phaenex: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture Volume 8, No.2, 209-242 (2013).
"The role of professionalization regarding female exploitation in the Nonhuman Animal rights movement"
Journal of Gender Studies Online only (for profit) (2013) DOI:10.1080/09589236.2013.806248.
"The Abolitionist Approach: Critical Comparisions and Challenges within the Animal Rights Movement"
Interface, Volume 4, No. 2, 438-458 (2012).
Applying Social Movement Theory to Nonhuman Rights Mobilization and the Importance of Faction Hierarchies"
Peace Studies Journal Volume 5, No. 3, 27-44 (2012).
Resisting the Globalization of Speciesism: Vegan Abolitionism as a Site of Consumer-Based Social Change"
Journal for Critical Animal Studies Volume 9, No. 3, 9-27 (2012).