Where are the nonhuman Animals in the Sociology of Climate Change?

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Abstract

The emergence of interdisciplinary animal studies during recent decades challenges sociology to critically reflect upon anthropocentric ontology and to paint a more comprehensive picture of the social. This article focuses on the recent emergence of the sociology of climate change during the last twenty years, cautioning that it may have proceeded without a critical interrogation of its own residual humanism evidenced by its exclusion of nonhuman animals. The article notes areas of human/animal relations which make the inclusion of nonhuman animals a vital consideration for a sociology of climate change. In conducting a survey of key texts and leading journal literature the article finds that human/animal relations have largely been omitted. It concludes by considering how an animalised environmental sociology could contribute to redefining the discipline of Sociology as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSociety and Animals
Early online date6 Oct 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • animal Studies
  • sociology
  • environmental sociology
  • climate change
  • animal-industrial complex

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