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Melissa Laing – Social Work for Human AND Non-Human Animals

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We’re joined by PhD candidate Melissa Laing who discusses her research on social workers standing up for companion animals, in addition to their human clients. You can follow Melissa on Twitter @ylaingylaing and you can also hear her talk ‘Encountering Interspecies Homelessness: Stories of Social Workers’ Resistance to Anthropocentrism’ plus other talks from the Sociology and Animals session at the 2018 ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’ conference by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) here: https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22TASA+2018%22

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