- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 978-1-5261-6575-6
- Pages: 480
- Price: £30.00
- Published Date: January 2024
- Series: Inscriptions
Every year around 80 million scientific procedures are carried out on animals globally. These experiments have the potential to generate new understandings of biology and clinical treatments. They also give rise to ongoing societal debate.
This book demonstrates how the humanities and social sciences can contribute to understanding what is created through animal procedures - including constitutional forms of research governance, different institutional cultures of care, the professional careers of scientists and veterinarians, collaborations with patients and publics, and research animals, specially bred for experiments or surplus to requirements.
Developing the idea of the animal research nexus, this book explores how connections and disconnections are made between these different elements, how these have reshaped each other historically, and how they configure the current practice and policy of UK animal research.
Gail Davies, Beth Greenhough, Pru Hobson-West, Robert G. W. Kirk, Alexandra Palmer, and Emma Roe
Part I Changing and implementing regulation
1 A 'fragile consensus'? The origins of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
2 Outside of regulations, outside of imaginations: why is it challenging to care about horseshoe crabs?
3 'The place for a dog is in the home': why does species matter when rehoming laboratory animals?
4 Commentaries on changing and implementing regulation
Edited by Robert G. W. Kirk
4.1 Accentuate the positive . silence the negative
4.2 The institutional life of animals
4.3 Regulatory connections and challenges
Robert G. W. Kirk
Part II Culturing and sustaining care
5 Subjugated love: aligning care with science in the history of laboratory animal research
Robert G. W. Kirk
6 Culturing care in animal research
Beth Greenhough and Emma Roe
7 The good aquarist: morality, emotions, and expectations of care in zebrafish aquariums
8 Commentaries on culturing and sustaining care
Edited by Beth Greenhough
8.1 Balancing the personal and the professional when culturing care in animal research
Jordi L. Tremoleda and Angela Kerton
8.2 Incommensurable care
Eva Haifa Giraud
8.3 What constitutes care-in-practice?
Part III Distributing expertise and accountability
9 (Dis)placing veterinary medicine: veterinary borderlands in laboratory animal research
Alistair Anderson and Pru Hobson-West
10 'Field folk': citizen scientists and the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act
11 'Knowledge is power, and I do want to know more': exploring assumptions around patient involvement in animal research
Gail Davies, Richard Gorman, and Gabrielle King
12 'Bred, but not used': understandings of avoidable and unavoidable waste in animal research
Sara Peres and Emma Roe
13 Commentaries on distributing expertise and accountability
Edited by Pru Hobson-West
13.1 Outsiders on the inside: citizens and scholars in animal research
13.2 Moving forward: the need for more meaningful conversations around animal research
13.3 Experts and expertise in researching animal research
Part IV Experimenting with openness and engagement
14 The Mouse Exchange: what can curiosity-driven public engagement activities contribute to dialogues about animal research?
Emma Roe, Sara Peres, and Bentley Crudgington
15 Labelling medicines as developed using animals? Opening up the topic of animal research
Renelle McGlacken and Pru Hobson-West
16 Building participation through fictional worlds
Bentley Crudgington, Natalie Scott, Joe Thorpe, and Amy Fleming
17 Commentaries on experimenting with openness and engagement
Edited by Emma Roe
17.1 Changing openness agendas in animal research
17.2 Can I be honest? Querying kinship and communication in animal research
17.3 Are we asking the right questions about openness?
Gail Davies is Professor in Human Geography at the University of Exeter
Beth Greenhough is Professor in Human Geography and Fellow of Keble College at the University of Oxford
Pru Hobson-West is Professor of Science, Medicine and Society at the University of Nottingham
Robert G. W. Kirk is Reader in Medical History and Humanities at the University of Manchester
Alexandra Palmer is a Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences and School of Social Sciences at the University of Auckland
Emma Roe is Professor in Human Geography at the University of Southampton