American Sociological Association

Section on Animals and Society

Call for Papers

The 2017 Call for Papers is now open:

The Section on Animals and Society will have two sessions:

1. Animals and the Environment. It is clear that animals are affected by climate change and other human induced environmental issues, in both their distribution and behavior. Further, the environment is impacted by the ways that human societies use animals (e.g., factory farming). This session seeks to highlight overlapping lines of analyses, areas of concern, and shared goals of those addressing sociological issues pertaining to both animals and the wider biophysical environment. It further seeks to allow stimulating discussions and explore the shared appreciation and values held in common by those whose philosophical paradigms include efforts to bring about positive change for animals and the environment. Session Organizer: Michelle Marie Proctor, Madonna University

2. Section on Animals and Society Refereed Roundtables (one-hour). This roundtable session invites papers from new and seasoned scholars whose work fits within the Section’s framework on issues affecting the relationship between human and non-human animals and the environments in which we engage in these relationships. The section seeks work from individuals who wish to engage in stimulating discussion among topics pertaining to animals and society. Topics may include but are not limited to social justice, sustainability, animal welfare, wildlife management, ethics, ecofeminism, to name but a few. Session Organizer: Elizabeth Grauerholz, University of Central Florida *Session will be one-hour in length; followed by the Section’s 40-minute business meeting.