Animal in shelter,
Homelessness companion animals,
Killing companion animals,
Struggle for shelter animal survival,
Adopters and rescuers,
Animals and the frontiers of citizenship
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Winner of the 2021 Animals & Society Distinguished Book Award, sponsored by the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Animals & Society.
The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals takes us inside one of the country's highest-intake animal shelters. Katja M. Guenther witnesses the dramatic variance in the narratives assigned different animals, including Monster, which dictate their chances for survival. She argues that these inequalities are powerfully linked to human ideas about race, class, gender, ability, and species. Guenther deftly explores internal hierarchies, breed discrimination, and importantly, instances of resistance and agency. 309 p.
Kaja M. Guenther. Associate professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies. University of California, Riverside, CA (USA).
Publication date (print): 2020-08.