Animals, Culture, and Society

Animals, Culture, and Society, edited by Arnold Arluke and Clinton R. Sanders, is concerned with probing the complex and contradictory human-animal relationship through the publication of accessible books that consider the place of animals in our culture, our literature, our society, and our homes.

Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues

Reflections on Redecorating Nature

Marc Bekoff

An engaging, thoughtful look at the science and ethics of research into animal behavior

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables


Blue Juice

Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine

Patricia Morris

How veterinarians and owners manage companion animal euthanasia

244 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


Cat Culture

The Social World of a Cat Shelter

Janet M. Alger and Steven F. Alger

Understanding cats as social animals

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 halftones


Fishy Business

Salmon, Biology, and the Social Construction of Nature

Rik Scarce

Where does society end and nature begin?

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figs.


Hearts and Minds

The Controversy Over Laboratory Animals

Julian McAllister Groves

Thought-provoking arguments and behaviors on both sides of the controversy surrounding biomedical research on animals

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


If You Tame Me

Understanding Our Connection with Animals

Leslie Irvine

Narrowing the gulf between humans and animals

240 pages | 6 x 9


Images of Animals

Anthropomorphism and Animal Mind

Eileen Crist

A fascinating exploration of the language we use for animal behavior

256 pages | 6 x 9


Just a Dog

Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves

Arnold Arluke

How can we make sense of acts of cruelty towards animals?

232 pages | 6 x 9



Working with Farm Animals from Birth to Slaughter

Rhoda Wilkie

How humans think and feel about their work handling food animals

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables


Regarding Animals

Arnold Arluke, and Clinton R. Sanders

Questioning our conflicting views of the role of animals

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Regarding Animals

Second Edition

Arnold Arluke, Clinton R. Sanders, and Leslie Irvine

A new edition of an award-winning book that examines how people live with contradictory attitudes toward animals

296 pages | 6 x 9


The Two in One

Walking with Smokie, Walking with Blindness

Rod Michalko

The author acquires a guide dog and a new identity

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Understanding Dogs

Living and Working with Canine Companions

Clinton R. Sanders

What your dog really means to you—and what you mean to your dog

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones


The Wild Animal Story

edited by Ralph H. Lutts

An anthology of some of the most celebrated animal stories ever collected

328 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figures, 15 halftones