COMMENDATIONS

'Twine's Animals as Biotechnology adds a much needed perspective to debates surrounding animal life, ethics, capitalism, and emerging animal biotechnologies. Combining cutting-edge interdisciplinary frameworks from critical animal studies with in-depth analyses of the economics and science behind the increasing commodification and production of animals for human consumption, Twine makes a compelling case for the development of a more generous, less anthropocentric approach in our myriad relations with the other-than-human world.'

Dr. Matthew Calarco, Associate Professor of Philosophy, California State University at Fullerton, USA - Author of Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida

'Richard Twine weaves deftly between 'molecularisation' of animals in biotechnology and growing sensibilities about human-animal relationships. Tensions between these opposing strands raise many questions about what animal science can promise, and - importantly - about implications for sustainability and how we treat other animals who share this earth. Rethinking relationships with other animals is critical for all our futures.'

Professor Lynda Birke, University of Chester, UK - Author of Feminism, Animals and Science: The Naming of the Shrew and Feminism and the Biological Body

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FROM BOOK REVIEWS

'Twine's book is an excellent addition to both bioethics and animal studies. He is able effectively to synthesize and constructively critique two complex disciplines, while at the same time keeping an emphasis on the living animals themselves. This book is essential for anyone working in the fields of animal studies, bioethics, and science and technology studies, as well as for graduate-level courses in these areas'

- Dr. Julie Urbanik, University of Missouri-Kansas City, from a review in Society & Animals 20 (2012), p.114.

'Its combination of breadth and proficiency with technical developments makes it a valuable resource for those seeking to stay abreast with developments in the field, both ethical and technological.  (It)…offers a sophisticated analysis of a range of complex technical issues and would be valuable to those teaching and studying bioethics, animal studies or environmental studies, as well as those interested in the intersection of agriculture and political economy'

- Jay (Koby) Oppenheim, City University of New York (CUNY)  from a review in Food, Culture & Society 15, 1 (2012), pp154-157.

"Impressively erudite and impeccably researched, the book marks a major contribution to debates on animal biotechnology, climate change, and critical animal studies. The book triumphantly addresses the critique of the humanities as irrelevant and isolated from practical matters by attending to the hard scientific issues so many scholars in the humanities lack the training to properly engage. Its success is double, then, because more than offering a critique of scientific practices from a posthumanist perspective, for scientists in these fields the book lucidly presents the full scope of the ethical issues that surround their work—and, perhaps more importantly, offers an ethical framework for the future"' 

- Chris Washington, Miami University (Ohio), from a review in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies 10, 1 (2012), pp230-235.