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Human-Animal Studies – The ASB Editors’ Favorite Picks (Part II)

By Maria Moss

Clau­dine André with a bonobo. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_language#/media/File:Claudine_andre.jpg

When we think about rela­tion­ships between human ani­mals and non-human ani­mals, we often think of the rela­tion­ship between guardians and pets. How­ev­er, there’s so much more to the top­ic. This week, I’ll con­tin­ue our series on Dig­i­tal Amer­i­can Stud­ies by shar­ing with you some won­der­ful videos on human-ani­mal stud­ies I found use­ful for under­grad­u­ate class­es. When­ev­er I teach eco­crit­i­cal the­o­ry – for instance my project sem­i­nar, “Study & Save: Eco-Crit­i­cal The­o­ry in Action” – I make sure it always has a prac­ti­cal com­po­nent. And even in sem­i­nars on North Amer­i­can cul­ture, eco­crit­i­cal top­ics (e.g. frack­ing, plas­tic oceans, defor­esta­tion, and loss of species) are always part of the deal.

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