This accessible and cutting-edge work offers a new look at the history of western 'civilization,' one that brings into focus the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals. Nibert argues that the oppression both of humans and of other species of animals is inextricably tangled within the structure of social arrangements. Nibert asserts that human use and mistreatment of other animals are not natural and do little to further the human condition.
David Nibert is a former tenant organizer and community activist who is now associate professor of sociology at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. He is author of Hitting the Lottery Jackpot: State Governments and the Taxing of Dreams (Monthly Review Press, 2000) and articles in such journals as Critical Sociology, Society & Animals, and Race, Gender & Class.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 Toward A Sociological Analysis of Animal Oppression Chapter 4 2 Economic Basis of Animal Oppression Chapter 5 3 Capitalist Expansion and Oppression Chapter 6 4 The Growth of Agribusiness and Global Oppression Chapter 7 5 Oppression and the Capitalist State Chapter 8 6 The Social Construction of Speciesist Reality Chapter 9 7 Toward A United Struggle against Oppression