A NEW JOB POSTING: Assistent Professor
 
 

  THE FIRST SISTAH VEGAN CONFERENCE
Dr. Breeze Harper is hosting her 1st annual Sistah Vegan Conference. It is $35 to register ($45 after Aug 15). It is a web conference (no food) and it will be held on September 14th. The conference discusses veganism, animal ethics, race, gender, sexuality, ability, etc. in an intersectional way. Many of the presenters are trained in critical theory, it should be a really interesting time.
 
 

  2013 SECTION ELECTION RESULTS
Coulter Ellis (Sam Houston University) is the new Chair-Elect.
Corey Wrenn (Colorado State University) and
Jennifer Sinski (University of Louisville) are the new Section Council Members.

 
 

  BIG DISCOUNT TO MEMBERS FOR JOINING THE APSA
The American Political Science Association has a discount program for members of the ASA. ASA members can join the ASPA at an indroductory rate of $55. That includes one ASPA journal subscription of their choice. Click this link to sign up. http://www.aspanet.org/member/login.cfm?rd=https://www.aspanet.org/myaspa/member.cfm&loggo=NEW. Craig Schaar, ASA Membership Manager, recommends the Political Sociology and Law sections.
 
 

  LOREDANA LOY BECOMES NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Send your news to loredana.loy@nyu.edu for the next issue.
 
 

  AMY FITZGERALD WINS AWARD
Volume 1 of the Human-Animal Studies e-Newsletter published in January informed members of the Animals and Society Institute that Amy Fitzgerald was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Award for full time faculty at the University of Windsor for her accomplishments in teaching and research. This is pleasing news, so it is repeated here.
 
 

 RECENT ARTICLES BY SECTION MEMBER:
Corey Lee Wrenn,
"The role of professionalization regarding female exploitation in the Nonhuman Animal rights movement"
Journal of Gender Studies Online only (for profit) (2013) DOI:10.1080/09589236.2013.806248.
 
"The Abolitionist Approach: Critical Comparisions and Challenges within the Animal Rights Movement"
Interface, Volume 4, No. 2, 438-458 (2012).
LINKED ARTICLE : To access go to menu, "Articles and Drafts by Members", below.
 
"Applying Social Movement Theory to Nonhuman Rights Mobilization and the Importance of Faction Hierarchies"
Peace Studies Journal Volume 5, No. 3, 27-44 (2012).
LINKED ARTICLE : To access go to menu, "Articles and Drafts by Members", below.
 
"Resisting the Globalization of Speciesism: Vegan Abolitionism as a Site of Consumer-Based Social Change"
Journal for Critical Animal Studies Volume 9, No. 3, 9-27 (2012).
LINKED ARTICLE : To access go to menu, "Articles and Drafts by Members", below.

 
 

 RECENT ARTICLE BY SECTION MEMBER:
"Defining Fish"
Helene M. Lawson
Sociological Viewpoints, Volume 27, No. 1 (2011)
This article examines the how people construct the meanings they give to pet and similar fish they keep in their personal spaces. It is an ethnographic tour of quotidian epistemology. Because fish are intimately common and yet regarded as being on a par with vegetables as far as animal rights are concerned, they are readily transformed by their owners' imaginations.

 
 

 RECENT ARTICLE BY SECTION MEMBER:
"Gender Work in a Feminized Profession: The Case of Veterinary Medicine"
Leslie Irvine and Jenny R. Vermilya
Gender & Society, Volume 24, No. 1 (2010)
Veterinary medicine has undergone dramatic, rapid feminization while in many ways remaining gendered masculine. With women constituting approximately half of its practitioners and nearly 80 percent of students, veterinary medicine is the most feminized of the comparable health professions. Nevertheless, the culture of veterinary medicine glorifies stereotypically masculine actions and attitudes. This article examines how women veterinarians understand the gender dynamics within the profession. The authors' analysis reveals that the discursive strategies available to women sustain and justify the status quo, and thus preserve hegemonic masculinity. Women use strategies previously used toward female tokens in non-traditional jobs, such as role encapsulation, and strategies previously used by male tokens in traditionally female jobs, such as distancing from the feminine. Through this discursive "gender work," women help to maintain the institutionalized inequality and the masculine ethic of the profession. Veterinary medicine illustrates the importance of considering organizational context in studies of feminization.

 
 

 NEW ARTICLE BY A SECTION MEMBER:
Colin Jerolmack, "Humans, animals and play: Theorizing interaction when intersubjectivity is problematic", Sociological Theory (v.27, no.4, 2009).
 


 NEW BOOK in SPANISH on HUMAN ANIMAL RELATIONS
Ana Cristina Ramírez Barreto, De humanos y otros animales, (Editorial Dríada, México). See the following website for further information: http://www.animanaturalis.org/n/10412/nuevo_libro_de_humanos_y_otros_animales
 
 

 NEW BOOK
James William (Bill) Gibson's new book on the cultural reenchantment of nature,
A REENCHANTED WORLD; THE QUEST FOR A NEW KINSHIP WITH NATURE, was recently published by Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt. Much of his work discusses important cultural changes concerning wild animals: symbolic, totemic kinship ties between people and animals  are becoming increasing common in film, television, nature writing, disciplines such as conservation biology, and even in newspaper obituaries. Gibson also explores the ways in which animals are now framed as consecrating landscapes(such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), the internal problems of reenchantment, and the religious and political attacks waged against it during the Bush era. For reviews and an excerpt see
www.jameswilliamgibson.com
 
 

 NEW TEACHING GUIDE
The journal, Sociology Compass has published a "Teaching and Learning Guide for Animals and Sociology" written by Leslie Irvine. The URL of this article is: "www.blackwell-compass.com/subject/sociology/article_view?article_id=soco_tr_bpl204".
 

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