This book provides an in-depth investigation into the practices of animal housing systems with international contributions from across the humanities and social sciences. By attending to a range of different sites such as the zoo, the laboratory, the farm and the animal shelter, to name a few, the book explores material technologies from the perspective that these are integrated parts of a larger biopolitical infrastructure and questions how animal housing systems, and the physical infrastructures that surround central human-animal practices, come into being.

Chapter 11 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 3.0 license. 

chapter |14 pages

Animal Housing/Housing Animals

Nodes of Politics, Practices and Human–Animal Relations

chapter |14 pages

What Is a Cow?

The Invention of the Freestall and How Cows Lost Their Horns

chapter |24 pages

When the Battery Cage Came to Norway

The Historical Path of an Agro-Industrial Artifact

chapter |15 pages

Back to Nature!

Rehabilitating Danish Research Monkeys

chapter |18 pages

Housing Eiders – Making Heritage

The Changing Context of the Human–Eider Relationship in The Vega Archipelago, Norway

chapter |17 pages

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

The Aesthetics of Shelter Animal Display

chapter |19 pages

Concrete Kingdoms

Heini Hediger's Territories at the Zurich Zoo

chapter |16 pages

Care and Tinkering in the Animal House

Conditioning Monkeys for Poliomyelitis Research and Public Health Work

chapter |18 pages

Care in the Cage

Materializing Moral Economies of Animal Care in the Biomedical Sciences, c.1945–

chapter |12 pages

Closing the Barn Door