Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM106: Representation of Animals Through Religion

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Aftandilian, David. 2007. What are the Animals to Us?: Approaches from Science, Religion, Folklore, Literature, and Art. University of Tennessee Press.

Baldick, Julian. 2000. Animal and Shaman: Ancient Religions of Central Asia. New York University Press.

Bolton, Maggie. 2005. Quartering Sheep at Carnival in Sud Lipez, Bolivia. In The Qualities of Time: Anthropological Approaches, edited by Wendy James and David Mills. Oxford: Berg.

Broglio, Ralph. 2012. Thinking With Surfaces: Animals and Contemporary Art, in Animals and the Human Imagination: A Companion to Animal Studies edited by Aaron Gross and Anne Valeley. Columbia University Press.

Carmak, Betty J. 2003. Grieving the Death of a Pet. Minneapolis: MN Augsburg Books.

De Silva, Lily. 2003. The Buddhist Attitude towards Nature, in Environment Ethics: Divergence and Convergence (Second Edition), edited by Richard G. Botzler, Susan J. Armstrong.

Fellenz, Marc R. 2007. The Moral Menagerie : Philosophy and Animal Rights. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Folzt, Richard C. 2006. Animals in Islamic Traditions and Muslim Cultures. Oxford: One World.

Kalof, Linda and Resl, Brigitte 2011. A Cultural History of Animals. Oxford: Berg.

Linzey, Andrew. 1999. Animal Gospel: Christian Faith as If Animals Mattered. London: Hodder and Stougton.

Masri, Basheer Ahmad. 1989. Animals in Islam. Petersfield: Athene Trust.

Morris, Brian. 2000 Animals and Ancestors: An Ethnography. Oxford: Berg.

Northcott, Michael S. 2007. Faithful Feasting. In A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming. MaryKnoll, NY: Orbis.

Regan, Tom. 1987. Animal Sacrifices: Religious Perspectives on the Use of Animals in Science. Temple University Press.

Taylor, Bron. 2010, Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future. University of California Press, Berkeley. 

Serpell, James. A. 2005. Animals and religion: Towards a unifying theory. In The human-animal relationship: Forever and a Day edited by Francien Heriette de Jonge. Uitgeverij Van Gorcum.

Waldau, Paul. 2001. The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals. American Academy of Religion Books.

Waldau, Paul. 2010. Religion and Other Animals. In Teaching the Animal: Human Animal Studies across the Disciplines edited by Margo DeMello. New York: Lantern Books.

Waldau, Paul and Patton, Kimberly C. 2006. A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics. Columbia University Press. 

Journal Articles

Chur-Hansen, Anna. 2010. Grief and Bereavement Issues and the Loss of a Companion Animal. Clinical Psychologist. 14(1): 14-21.

Davis, Helen et al. When a pet dies: Religious issues, euthanasia and strategies for coping with bereavement. Anthrozoos. 16(1), 57-74.

Lee, Sherman A.; Surething, Nicole A. 2013. Neuroticism and Religious Coping Uniquely Predict Distress Severity among Bereaved Pet Owners. Anthrozoos26 (1): 61-76.

Parson, E.C.M. (Chris) 2004. Sea monsters and mermaids in Scottish folklore: Can these tales give us information on the historic occurrence of marine animals in Scotland? Anthrozoos17(1): 73-80.

Praet, Istvan. 2013. The Positional Qualitty of Life and Death: A Theory of Human-Animal Religions in Animism. Anthrozoos26(3): 341-355

Rea, Amadeo M. 2008. Wings in the Desert: A Folk Ornithology of the Northern Pimans. Anthrozoos21(4): 398-398

Sax, Boria. 2000. The Holocaust and Blood Sacrifice. Anthrozoos. 13(1): 22-33.

Sax. Boria 2009. The Magic of Animals: English Witch Trials in the Perspective of Folklore. Anthrozoos22 (4): 317-332.

Schaefer, Donovan O. 2012. Do Animals Have Religion? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Religion and Embodiment. Anthrozoos. Vol. 25 Supplement: 173-189.

Stibbe, Arran. 2007. Haiku and Beyond: Language, Ecology, and Reconnection with the Natural World. Anthrozoos. 20(2): 101-112

SzÃ?±cs, Endre et al. (2012). Animal Welfare in Different Human Cultures, Traditions and Religious Faiths. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science25(11), 1499-1506.

Veldkamp, Elmer. 2009. The Emergence of "Pets as Family" and the Socio-Historical Development of Pet Funerals in Japan.  Anthrozoos22(4): 333-346.