THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HUMAN BEINGS AND OTHER ANIMALS IN HUMAN-NONHUMAN RELATIONS.
Welfarism and Rights: A Contemporary Sociological Analysis.
Roger Yates 2004
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Theoretical Grounding and Methodology (advocates for nonhuman rights may want to skip this technical section and proceed to Part One).
PART ONE - What humans have said about human and nonhuman animals. What we tell our kids. How the species barrier has been constructed.
Us and Them
The Species Barrier
Human Supremacy Constructing the Right and Wrong Sides of the Species Barrier
Dehumanisation Using the Species Barrier
The Species Barrier Maintenance
PART TWO - Is it possible to break free of the ideological straitjacket of animal welfarism? What's ahead for genuine animal rights advocacy?
The Emergence of Animal Rights into the Social
Singer, Regan, Francione
The Strength and Resilience of the Orthodox
Reaction to Animal Rights Advocacy
Avoiding Unpleasure and Evading Knowledge
The Development of Animal Studies
Conclusions Appendix Bibliography