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The tendency to see humans as special and separate influences even practices like scientific taxonomy which explicitly place them among other animals. The animal-related scholarship that has emerged throughout the humanities and social sciences often reveals analogous tensions. Animal topics have similarly inspired historians, including environmental historians, but historical perspectives have become somewhat marginalised within the field labeled 'animal studies'.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Humanities. History Section; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Environment and History
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Ritvo, Harriet. “Among Animals.” Environment and History 20, no. 4 (November 1, 2014): 491–498.
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