The following books, both academic and general interest, are good places to start in exploring animals and animality both inside and outside the arts.
Carol J. Adams, The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory  (New York: Continuum, 2010).
John Berger, Why Look at Animals?  (London: Penguin, 2009).
Alex Blanchette, Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and the Factory Farm (Durham: Duke University Press, 2020).
Bénédicte Boisseron, Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).
Mel Y. Chen, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012).
J. M. Coetzee, The Lives of Animals, ed. Amy Gutman (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999).
Stephen Eisenman, The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights (London: Reaktion Books, 2013).
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2009).
Lori Gruen, ed., Critical Terms for Animal Studies (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018).
Donna J. Haraway, When Species Meet (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010).
Melanie Joy and John Robbins, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism (San Francisco: Conari Press, 2011).
Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (New York: Henry Holt, 2014).
Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2017).
Filipa Ramos, ed., Animals, Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016).
Peter Sahlins, 1668: The Year of the Animal in France (New York: Zone Books, 2017).
Nicole Shukin, Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009).
Peter Singer, Animal Liberation  (New York: Ecco, 2002).
On the occasion of her first museum solo exhibition, this catalogue illustrates Lin May Saeed’s drawings, paintings, and sculptures in materials such as paper, steel, and polystyrene foam. It includes two interpretive essays on the artist, Saeed’s own writings, and a previously untranslated text on animality and otherness.
Robert Wiesenberger, with contributions by Mel Y. Chen, Birgit Mütherich, and Lin May Saeed
70 color illustrations
7 ½ x 10 in.