Introduction: Mobilizing Traditions for Animals

  • Chien-hui Li
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)


This introductory chapter reviews the historiography of the nineteenth-century British animal protection movement. Appraising the limitations and strengths of previous scholarship and wider developments in related fields, I explain the influences that informed the book and the reasoning behind my new approach. It brings to the fore the movement’s mediating power and creative agency in relation to the traditions surrounding it, and reconstitutes its proper historical role as an agent for change.


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  • Chien-hui Li
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  1. 1.National Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan

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