New PDF release: Animals, Work, and the Promise of Interspecies Solidarity

By Kendra Coulter

ISBN-10: 1137558792

ISBN-13: 9781137558794

Interweaving human-animal stories, hard work theories and study, and feminist political financial system, Coulter develops a special research of the accomplishments, complexities, difficulties, and probabilities of multispecies and interspecies labor.

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In other words, even if men numerically dominate a position, the work can still be considered feminized if it involves caring, emotionality, service, and/or other attributes that have been socially ascribed to women’s roles and characteristics. Accordingly, scholars like Donna Haraway (1991) and Janine Brodie (1995), among others, have argued that the growing pool of precarious, insecure, and marginal jobs (historically associated with and done by women and workers of color), which are replacing stable, full-time work, should be understood as feminized.

Scholarly research helps deepen our understanding of the work done with/for animals. Without question, human labor done with animals is the subtype of animal work that has received the most scholarly attention. Sociologists, in particular, have examined human-animal work relationships, although the study of multispecies work still comprises a very small proportion of the total collection of research in the sociology of work. It is more common for a sociologist of human-animal relations to consider work than it is for a sociologist of work to incorporate animals into her or his research.

42 ANIMALS, WORK, AND THE PROMISE OF INTERSPECIES SOLIDARITY Work-Lives and Deaths Because many humans choose to consume meat and other animal-derived products, a great deal of work is done with animals intended to become food while they are alive, and as and after they are killed. Within this broad category, there is noteworthy diversity in the type and structure of labor performed, and among the people who engage in it. 3 billion people are involved in agriculture, most of whom are poor, rural people working with only a few animals (Steinfeld et al.

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