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dc.contributor.authorKirchhelle, Claas
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-18T15:51:45Z
dc.date.available2021-05-18T15:51:45Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210518_9783030627928_35
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/48728
dc.description.abstractThis open access book is the biography of one of Britain’s foremost animal welfare campaigners and of the world of activism, science, and politics she inhabited. In 1964, Ruth Harrison’s bestseller Animal Machines triggered a gear change in modern animal protection by popularising the term ‘factory farming’ alongside a new way of thinking about animal welfare. Here, historian Claas Kirchhelle explores Harrison’s avant-garde upbringing, Quakerism, and how animal welfare debates were linked to concerns about the wider ethical and environmental trajectories of post-war Britain. Breaking the myth of Harrison as a one-hit wonder, Kirchhelle reconstructs Harrison’s 46 years of campaigning and the rapid transformation of welfare politics and science during this time. Exacerbated by Harrison’s own actions, the decades after 1964 saw a polarisation of animal politics, a professionalisation of British activism, and the rise of a new animal welfare science. Harrison’s belief in incremental reform allowed her to form ties to leading scientists but alienated her from more radical campaigners. Many of her 1964 demands gradually became part of mainstream politics. However, farm animal welfare’s increasing marketisation has also led to a relative divorce from the wider agenda of social improvement that Harrison once bore witness to. This is the first book to cast light on the interlinked histories of British farm animal welfare activism, science, and legislation. Its unique scope allows it to go beyond existing accounts of modern British animal welfare and will be of interest to those interested in animal welfare, environmentalism, and the behavioural sciences.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPalgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MZ Veterinary medicine
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicine
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history::HBJD1 British & Irish history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.otherHistory of Science
dc.subject.otherAnimal Welfare/Animal Ethics
dc.subject.otherHistory of Medicine
dc.subject.otherHistory of Britain and Ireland
dc.subject.otherSocial History
dc.subject.otherAnimal Ethics
dc.subject.otherAnimal Machines
dc.subject.otherUK government
dc.subject.otherBrambell Committee
dc.subject.otherCampaign
dc.subject.otherFactory farms
dc.subject.otherVeterinary science
dc.subject.otherAnimal psychology
dc.subject.otherAnimal emotions
dc.subject.otherFarming standards
dc.subject.otherAgricultural legislation
dc.subject.otherFarm Animal Care Trust (FACT)
dc.subject.otherAnimal welfare post-Brexit
dc.subject.otherPolitical debate
dc.subject.otherEnvironmentalism
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherVeterinary medicine
dc.subject.otherBioethics
dc.subject.otherEuropean history
dc.subject.otherSocial & cultural history
dc.titleBearing Witness
dc.title.alternativeRuth Harrison and British Farm Animal Welfare (1920–2000)
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-62792-8
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
oapen.relation.isbn9783030627928
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages271
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