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Social Lives with Other Animals

Tales of Sex, Death and Love


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Erika Cudworth
    Pages 1-19
  3. Erika Cudworth
    Pages 80-104
  4. Erika Cudworth
    Pages 105-138
  5. Erika Cudworth
    Pages 173-184
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-210

About this book


A provocative sociological account of human relations with non-human animals, providing an innovative theorization of the social relations of species in terms of complex systemic relations of domination, looking at ways Other animals are constitutive of human social lives at the dinner table, as livestock and as companions in our homes.


Nation Sex sociology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of East LondonUK

About the authors

ERIKA CUDWORTH Senior Lecturer in International Politics and Sociology at the University of East London, UK. She is author of Environment and Society, Developing Ecofeminist Theory: The Complexity of Difference and co-author of The Modern State: Theories and Ideologies and Posthuman International Relations.

Bibliographic information


"Overall, Social Lives with Other Animals makes a very useful contribution to the field because, first, its subject-matter other animals has largely been ignored theoretically and empirically until now. Cudworth is correct in her claim that sociology (and she could add the social sciences generally) have been resolutely human exclusive. Second, it reviews the existing theoretical literature from wide-ranging disciplines under one roof." - Sociology