In this thought-provoking and innovative book, Kendra Coulter examines the diversity of work done with, by, and for animals. Interweaving human-animal studies, labor theories and research, and feminist political economy, Coulter develops a unique analysis of the accomplishments, complexities, problems, and possibilities of multispecies and interspecies labor. She fosters a nuanced, multi-faceted approach to labor that takes human and animal well-being seriously, and that challenges readers to not only think deeply and differently about animals and work, but to reflect on the potential for interspecies solidarity. The result is an engaging, expansive, and path-making text.
Kendra Coulter is Associate Professor in the Centre for Labour Studies at Brock University, Canada. She has written widely on work, gender, and social justice, including the book Revolutionizing Retail: Workers, Political Action, and Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), which was awarded the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies 2015 Book Prize.
Introduction: Introducing Animal Work
1. The Work Done With/For Animals: Daily Work and Labor Processes
2. The Work Done By Animals: Identifying and Understanding Animals' Work
3. The Work Done With/For Animals: Political Labour and the Work of Advocacy
Anifesto: The Promise of Interspecies Solidarity