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Animal Ethos: The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science

Lesley A. Sharp


What are the moral challenges and consequences of animal research in academic laboratory settings? Animal Ethos considers how the inescapable needs of lab research necessitate interspecies encounters that, in turn, engender unexpected moral responses among a range of associated personnel. Whereas much has been written about the codified, bioethical rules and regulations that inform proper lab behavior and decorum, Animal Ethos, as an in-depth, ethnographic project, probes the equally rich—yet poorly understood—realm of ordinary or everyday morality, where serendipitous, creative, and unorthodo ... More

Keywords: scientific imaginary, morality, ordinary ethics, everyday ethics, interspecies, human-animal relations, lab animals, science and technology studies (sts), animal studies, anthropology of science

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520299245
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520299245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lesley A. Sharp, author
Barnard College

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