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'We must put ourselves in the position of the subject who tries to find his way in this world, and we must remember, first of all, that the environment by which he is influenced and to which he adapts himself is his world, not the objective world of science.'

W.I. Thomas
and
F. Znaniecki

Qualitative Sociology Review
2007
Volume III Issue 1


Contributors


Leslie Irvine is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her courses include Animals and Society, Social Psychology, and Sociological Theory. She is the author of If You Tame Me: Understanding our Connection with Animals (2004; Temple University Press) and Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group (1999; University of Chicago Press). Her current research examines the impact of disasters on animals.

Contact: irvinel@colorado.edu


Pru Hobson-West is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Science and Society at the University of Nottingham. She holds an MA in politics from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from Nottingham. Her PhD thesis looked at organised parental resistance to UK childhood vaccination policy. In 2006, Pru spend one semester as a visiting fellow at Harvard University. Funded through a Wellcome Trust Fellowship in Biomedical Ethics, Pru is currently investigating the controversy over the use of animals in laboratory science. Her research interests include human-animal relations, public understanding of science, risk and social movements.

Contact: Pru.Hobson-West@nottingham.ac.uk


Adrian Franklin (Professor) trained as an anthropologist in the UK, and has held Professorial positions at the University of Bristol, UK and the University of Oslo (Norway). He is best known for his work on the relationships between humans and the natural world, especially with animals. His books include Animal Nation: The True Story of Animals and Australia; Animals and Modern Cultures, Nature and Social Theory and Tourism. He is currently working on two new books: City Life and A Culture of Fire: Eucalypts, Australians, Fire. Adrian Franklin's work has focused on social and cultural change in modernity, and this includes work on city life, the sociology of nature and environments, our relationships with animals, and the orderings of travel, mobility and tourism.

Contact: Adrian.franklin@utas.edu.au


Michael Emmison (PhD) is Reader in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests are primarily in the field of language and interaction and he is currently examining the impact of technology (telephone, email and online web counselling) on troubles telling on a national children's helpline. He is the co-author of Accounting for Tastes (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and Researching the Visual (Sage, 2000) and co-editor of Calling for Help: language and social interaction in telephone helplines (Benjamins 2005).

Contact: m.emmison@uq.edu.au


Donna Haraway is a Professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she teaches feminist theory, science studies, and animal studies. Her publications include Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science (1989); Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (1991); Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan© Meets OncoMouse™ (1997); The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness (2003); and When Species Meet (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2007).

Contact: haraway@ucsc.edu


Max Travers (PhD) is a Lecturer in sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania. He qualified as a solicitor before completing a doctorate at the University of Manchester examining legal practice from an ethnomethodological perspective. His publications include The Reality of Law (1997), The British Immigration Courts (1999), Qualitative Research Through Case Studies (2001), An Introduction to Law and Social Theory (edited with Reza Banakar, 2002) and The New Bureaucracy: Quality Assurance and Its Critics (2007).

Contact: max.travers@utas.edu.au


Nicola Taylor (PhD) is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Central Queensland University. She has published a number of articles concerning human-animal interaction, domestic violence and harm to companion animals and has been highlighting the importance of studying these areas to sociologists, policy makers and practitioners alike since 1997. She is an Honorary member of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, the Executive Director of the Centre for Animal Liberation Affairs and sits on the editorial board of Anthrozoos. She also acts as reviewer for a number of international journals dedicated to human-animal studies such as Society & Animals and the Animal Liberation Philosophy & Policy Journal.

Contact: n.taylor@cqu.edu.au


Colin Jerolmack is a PhD candidate in sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  He has published in Sociological Theory, Sociological Forum, and Society and Animals; and his interests include qualitative methods, community and urban studies, social psychology, and human-animal relations.  His dissertation (in progress) is a comparative ethnography that seeks to contribute to theorizing about the roles of animals in place, politics, problems, public health, community, and identity.

Contact: cjerolmack@gc.cuny.edu


Gennifer Furst (PhD) received her doctorate in criminal justice from CUNY Graduate Center (NYC) and is an assistant professor in the sociology department of William Paterson University (NJ). She conducted the first national survey of prison-based animal programs. In addition to issues of punishment and corrections, her research interests include capital punishment, drugs and crime, and race and the administration of justice.

Contact: furstg@wpunj.edu


Krzysztof T. Konecki is a Professor of Sociology, chair of Organizational and Management Sociology Department, Lodz University, Poland. His major research areas are: qualitative sociology, grounded theory, symbolic interactionism, visual sociology, sociology of management and organization, sociology of work, organizational symbolism, Japanese culture and management, human-non-human-animals relationships.

Contact: konecki@uni.lodz.pl


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