Session Title: Class, Culture, and Animals: Anthropological Perspectives
on the Intersections of Nature and Labour
Anthropological analyses of the relations between people and animals can
reveal important insights about the nature of contemporary class politics.
Bridging political ecology and the anthropology of work, this session
illuminates the nature/labour nexus as spatial, conceptual, and
hierarchical terrain. In particular, the session explores how class
relations are reflected, reproduced, negotiated, and/or resisted through
people?s material and cultural work with animals. Papers analyzing themes
such as the political and symbolic economies of animals, the gendered,
racialized, and classed politics of human-animal relations, and the
cultural construction of work with animals and animal work are especially
The session is to be submitted for the American Anthropological
Association Annual Meeting which will be held November 16-20, 2011 in the
great city of Montréal, Canada.
Please send queries and/or abstracts of 150 words to Kendra Coulter at
firstname.lastname@example.org by February 18th, 2011.
Dr. Kendra Coulter
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology