Beyond Law's Anthropocentrism. A Sociolegal Reflection on Animal Law and the More-than-human Turn

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Beyond Law's Anthropocentrism. A Sociolegal Reflection on Animal Law and the More-than-human Turn. / Leth-Espensen, Marie; Svensson, Måns.

I: Scandinavian Studies in Law, Vol. 67, 2021, s. 35-50.

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T1 - Beyond Law's Anthropocentrism. A Sociolegal Reflection on Animal Law and the More-than-human Turn

AU - Leth-Espensen, Marie

AU - Svensson, Måns

PY - 2021

Y1 - 2021

N2 - In this explorative paper, we examine the emerging body of scholarship that has recently started incorporating more-than-human perspectives in the nexus of law, society, and animals. While ‘more-than-human’ refers to a plurality of theoretical positions, for our purpose we take these positions to reflect the attempt to move away from human exceptionalism in favour of a multispecies account of the world, which reflects the social, political, and ethical significance of nonhuman animals. Our objectives as we investigate the potential of more-than-human law are threefold: (a) to review recent developments in legal and sociolegal research that adopt a more-than-human framework, (b) to bring this strand of more-than-human studies into conversation with animal law scholarship, and (c) to explore how sociology of law’s empirical tradition can contribute to such conversations.

AB - In this explorative paper, we examine the emerging body of scholarship that has recently started incorporating more-than-human perspectives in the nexus of law, society, and animals. While ‘more-than-human’ refers to a plurality of theoretical positions, for our purpose we take these positions to reflect the attempt to move away from human exceptionalism in favour of a multispecies account of the world, which reflects the social, political, and ethical significance of nonhuman animals. Our objectives as we investigate the potential of more-than-human law are threefold: (a) to review recent developments in legal and sociolegal research that adopt a more-than-human framework, (b) to bring this strand of more-than-human studies into conversation with animal law scholarship, and (c) to explore how sociology of law’s empirical tradition can contribute to such conversations.

KW - Animal Law

KW - More-than-human

KW - Sociology of Law

KW - Multispecies

KW - Anthropocentrism

KW - Politics of Care

KW - Legal geography

M3 - Article

VL - 67

SP - 35

EP - 50

JO - Scandinavian Studies in Law

JF - Scandinavian Studies in Law

SN - 0085-5944

ER -