Building upon anarchist critiques of racism, sexism, ableism and classism, this collection of new essays melds anarchism with animal advocacy in arguing that speciesism is an ideological and social norm rooted in hierarchy and inequality. Rising from the anarchist-influenced Occupy Movement, this book brings together international scholars and activists from the fields of anarchist and critical animal studies. The contributors challenge activists and academics to look more critically into the causes of speciesism and to take a broader view of peace, social justice and the nature of oppression. Animal advocates have long argued that speciesism will end if the humanity adopts a vegan ethic. This concept is developed into the argument that the vegan ethic promises the most change if it is also anti-capitalist and against all forms of domination.
Anthony J. Nocella II, professor, author and community organizer, is a Senior Fellow of the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Hamline School of Law and Editor of the Peace Studies Journal. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Richard J. White is a senior lecturer in Economic Geography at Sheffield Hallam University, UK specializing in anarchist geographies. He lives in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Erika Cudworth is Reader in International Politics and Sociology at the University of East London, United Kingdom, where she teaches political sociology of various kinds and is co-chair of the Feminist Research Group. She lives in London.
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