Nov 112013
 
Schedule and Location: Monday, May 26 9:00am-10:30am Vallee-500

Primary Session Category: Sociology of Human-Animal Relations
Session Code: SoAn1
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: This session calls for papers that contribute to the growing body of interdisciplinary research on human-animal relations. As a field of study interspecies relations has evolved considerably over the last twenty years. This session will include papers that extend or contribute to the current literature on animals in society. These papers may include, but are not limited to, studies of animals in sport, recreation and leisure, animal assisted therapy, animals in religion and culture, animal rights movements, human-animal interactions, and the distinction between humans and animals. Keeping with the theme of this conference papers that address, challenge and evaluate traditional social and cultural boundaries are encouraged.

Session Organizer: Michelle Gilbert, McMaster University, Sociology, gilbermp@mcmaster.ca

Chair: Michelle Gilbert

Presenters:

1.     Kelly Struthers Montford  

Speciesism and ‘meat’-eating: A genealogy of food safety laws in Canada

2.     Atsuko Matsuoka, John Sorenson  

 Social Justice beyond Human Beings: Trans-Species Social Justice

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