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Animals and conflict is the 1st selection of essays to review its subject. utilizing sociology, historical past, anthropology, and cultural stories, it analyzes quite a lot of phenomena and exposes the usually paradoxical contours of human-animal relationships.

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In Medieval Warfare: A History, edited by Maurice Keen, 186–208. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Bekoff, Marc, and Jessica Pierce. Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Burnham, John. Dog Tags of Courage: The Turmoil of War and the Rewards of Companionship. Fort Bragg: Lost Coast Press, 2000. Burns, Ken. The Civil War. Videorecording. Beverly Hills: PBS Home Video, 1991. Calarco, Matthew. Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida.

3 Fieldnotes from Meet Up Group February 22, 2010. 4 “Urban Honey,” 44–9, New York, May 31, 2010. Bees, Border and Bombs 31 attention of the mainstream public. At the moment, bees are on the cultural radar in ways as never before—they are a curiosity and a cause célèbre. In our larger book project, we conceptualize bees as a cultural portal to illuminate basic components of social behavior, as well as the relationship between humans and non-humans (Moore and Kosut Forthcoming). Furthermore, as an environmental and ecological concern, bees’ survival is often described in ways that are rich for sociological analysis.

As discussed, our diets rely on their labor as pollinators, and a single bee has the capacity to inflict terror on an unsuspecting child or overly cautious adult. But bee “agency” as it were, is not entirely socially defined or relative to human context. For example, bees express preferences, travel with purpose, communicate directions, sting “predators” and die en masse, not because we demand it of them, but because they are a purposeful and relatively autonomous species (as compared to animals we have traditionally domesticated).

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