Editors' Introduction

Linda Tallberg, Lindsay Hamilton

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In this introduction, the editors define the context for the book, setting out the need for new enquiries to include nonhuman animals into business, management, and organization studies, thus offering up a definition of Animal Organization Studies. The introduction explores the themes of the book organized into four parts and a rationale for the structure is discussed. These four parts are: (1) Organizing Animals: Past, Present, Future; (2) Organizing Animal Encounters: Knowing, Meaning, and Materiality; (3) Sustainability, Identity, and Ethics: Animals in Production and Consumption Systems; and (4) Care, Cultures, and Affect in Animal Work Relations. Finally, a precis of each chapter is presented, and connections are drawn between them where useful.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Animal Organization Studies
EditorsLinda Tallberg, Lindsay Hamilton
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-284818-5
ISBN (Electronic) 978-0-19-194348-5
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeD2 Article in a professional reserarch book (incl. editor's introduction, manuals, guides)


  • 512 Business and Management
  • organization studies
  • ethics
  • sustainability
  • critical management
  • human-animal relations
  • multispecies
  • nonhuman animals

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Responsible organising


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