Animal Studies Journal 8.1 out now

This issue of Animal Studies Journal collects articles on a broad range of topics. The first cover speculative emu perspectives (this issue’s Provocation from the Field), the Internet of Things, Māori plant-based diets, and extinction nostalgia. Several contributions then explore the decentring of the human in fictional contexts. Finally practice meets politics in articles on NSW greyhound racing, the Dutch Party for the Animals and the ‘entangled activism’ of opposing duck shooting. The issue concludes with reviews of seven recent publications.

All articles are freely available online here or by following the links below.


Animal Studies Journal 2019 8 (1): Cover Page, Table of Contents, Editorial and Notes on Contributors
Melissa Boyde

Provocations from the Field – Derangement and Resistance: Reflections from Under the Glare of an Angry Emu
Pattrice Jones

Is There a Turtle in this Text? Animals in the Internet of Robots and Things
Nicola J. Evans and Alison Rotha Moore

Kaimangatanga: Maori Perspectives on Veganism and Plant-based Kai
Kirsty Dunn

Remembering the Huia: Extinction and Nostalgia in a Bird World
Cameron Boyle

First Dog, Last Dog: New Intertextual Short Fictions about Canis lupus familiaris
A. Frances Johnson

Space on Par: A short performance for one performer
Peta Tait

Life and Death with Horses: Gillian Mears’ Novel Foal’s Bread
Deborah Wardle

Greyhounds and Racing Industry Participants: A Look at the New South Wales Greyhound Racing Community
Justine Groizard

If Animals Could Talk: Reflection on the Dutch Party for Animals in Student Assignments
Helen Kopnina

‘Animals Are Their Best Advocates’: Interspecies Relations, Embodied Actions, and Entangled Activism
Gonzalo Villanueva

[Review] Joshua Lobb, The Flight of Birds. Sydney University Press, 2019. 322pp
Alex Lockwood

[Review] Sue Coe, Zooicide: Seeing Cruelty, Demanding Abolition. With an Essay by Stephen F. Eisenman AK Press, 2018. 128pp
Wendy Woodward

‘Let’s Find Out! What Do I Make?’ [Review] Kathryn Gillespie, The Cow with Ear Tag #1389. University of Chicago Press, 2018. 272pp
Hayley Singer

[Review] Jacob Bull, Tora Holmberg and Cecilia Åsberg, editors, Animal Places: Lively Cartographies of Human-Animal Relations. Routledge, 2018. 276pp
Zoei Sutton

[Review] James Hevia, Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare. Chicago University Press, 2018. 328pp
Peta Tait

[Review] Lesley A. Sharp, Animal Ethos: The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science. University of California Press, 2018. 312pp
Denise Russell

[Review] Michael Lundblad, editor, Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human. Edinburgh University Press, 2017. 249pp
Wendy Woodward