When Animals Die: Examining Justifications and Envisioning Justice

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New York University Press
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5.98 X 8.9 X 0.87 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Katja M. Guenther (Editor)
Katja M. Guenther is Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals, winner of the 2021 American Sociological Association's Section of Animals and Society Distinguished Book Award, and Making Their Place: Feminism after Socialism in Eastern Germany.

Julian Paul Keenan (Editor)
Julian Paul Keenan is Professor of Biology and Psychology and Director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at Montclair State University. He is the co-author and co-editor of numerous books, including The Face in the Mirror: The Search for the Origins of Consciousness and Handbook of Research Methods in Health Psychology.


"When Animals Die is a brilliant book about what death means in multispecies existence today. Provacatively, the text doesn't take as a given a universal understanding of what 'death' is, sparking a creative exploration not just about how, when, and for what purposes animals die (or are killed), but also about what constitutes death itself at a fundamental level -for humans, for animals, for the perishing ecosystems in which we all live. The contributing authors offer a wonderfully rich excavation of animal death from a breathtaking range of perspectives ensuring that readers will not think about animal death in the same way again."-- "Kathryn Gillespie, author of The Cow with Ear Tag #1389"
"In this cutting-edge collection of interdisciplinary essays, the lives of animals are brought more vividly into view by exploring the ethical and political significance of the ends of those lives. This volume helps us get a hold of the meaning of death as it is understood by humans and by other animals. This is a tremendously important contribution to the growing literature in animal studies."-- "Lori Gruen, author of Entangled Empathy"
"Katja M. Guenther and Julian Paul Keenan have assembled a proactive, unique, and wide-ranging look at the numerous reasons for the unfathomable amount of animals who are killed or die because of human causes every day."-- "Carol Gigliotti, author of The Creative Lives of Animals"