OHNHR Podcast 34: Matthew Cole & Kate Stewart

OHNHR Podcast 34: Matthew Cole & Kate Stewart

On Human Relations with Other Sentient Beings

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It was my great pleasure to welcome to On Human-Nonhuman Relations Podcast sociologists Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart to discuss themes from their new book, Our Children and Other Animals: The Cultural Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood.This important book looks at how children are "socialised into relations of domination."Matthew Cole is a sociologist and an associate lecturer and visiting honorary associate at the Open University, UK. Kate Stewart is Lecturer in Social Aspects of Medicine and Health Care at the University of Nottingham, UK.Contents:Part I Conceptualizing Western Human-Nonhuman Animal Relations: Introduction; The use of names: socially constructing animals as ‘others’; The historical separation of children from other animals; The construction and study of children and childhood.Part II The Contemporary Socialization of Human-Nonhuman Relations in Childhood: Family practices and the shaping of human-nonhuman identities; Cute style: mass media representations of other animals; Education: making anthroparchal domination reasonable; Playing with power: virtual relations with other animals in digital media.Part III Reconstructing Children’s Relations with Other Animals: Vegan Practices and Representations: We’ve got to get out of this place: the Utopian vehicularity of vegan children’s culture;Conclusion: resisting the zooicidal imperative.Bibliography;Index.Enjoy!or LISTEN HERE
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It was my great pleasure to welcome to On Human-Nonhuman Relations Podcast sociologists Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart to discuss themes from their new book, Our Children and Other Animals: The Cultural Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood.This important book looks at how children are "socialised into relations of domination."Matthew Cole is a sociologist and an associate lecturer and visiting honorary associate at the Open University, UK. Kate Stewart is Lecturer in Social Aspects of Medicine and Health Care at the University of Nottingham, UK.Contents:Part I Conceptualizing Western Human-Nonhuman Animal Relations: Introduction; The use of names: socially constructing animals as ‘others’; The historical separation of children from other animals; The construction and study of children and childhood.Part II The Contemporary Socialization of Human-Nonhuman Relations in Childhood: Family practices and the shaping of human-nonhuman identities; Cute style: mass media representations of other animals; Education: making anthroparchal domination reasonable; Playing with power: virtual relations with other animals in digital media.Part III Reconstructing Children’s Relations with Other Animals: Vegan Practices and Representations: We’ve got to get out of this place: the Utopian vehicularity of vegan children’s culture;Conclusion: resisting the zooicidal imperative.Bibliography;Index.Enjoy!or LISTEN HERE
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