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 under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138854116_oaChapter11.pdf

chapter |14 pages

Animal Housing/Housing Animals

Nodes of Politics, Practices and Human–Animal Relations
ByKristian Bjørkdahl, Tone Druglitrø

chapter |14 pages

The Salmon Domus as a Site of Mediation

ByMarianne E. Lien, John Law

chapter |14 pages

What Is a Cow?

The Invention of the Freestall and How Cows Lost Their Horns
ByBeat Bächi

chapter |24 pages

When the Battery Cage Came to Norway

The Historical Path of an Agro-Industrial Artifact
ByKristian Bjørkdahl

chapter |15 pages

Back to Nature!

Rehabilitating Danish Research Monkeys
ByLene Koch, Mette N. Svendsen

chapter |18 pages

Housing Eiders – Making Heritage

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

chapter |17 pages

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

The Aesthetics of Shelter Animal Display
ByIrene Gustafson

chapter |19 pages

Concrete Kingdoms

Heini Hediger's Territories at the Zurich Zoo
ByChristina Katharina May

chapter |16 pages

Care and Tinkering in the Animal House

Conditioning Monkeys for Poliomyelitis Research and Public Health Work
ByTone Druglitrø

chapter |18 pages

Care in the Cage

Materializing Moral Economies of Animal Care in the Biomedical Sciences, c.1945–
ByRobert G. W. Kirk

chapter |12 pages

Closing the Barn Door

ByHenry Buller