Critical Animal Studies: Towards Trans-species Social Justice (Rowman and Littlefield International - Intersections)

Critical Animal Studies: Towards Trans-species Social Justice (Rowman and Littlefield International - Intersections)

By: Atsuko Matsuoka (editor), John Sorenson (editor)Paperback

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This important book charts new territory by showcasing some of the newest developments in the rapidly-growing field of Critical Animal Studies. Critical Animal Studies presents a radical ethical and normative challenge to existing systems of power in the context of neoliberal capitalism and to the existential structure of speciesism. The essays in this book link activist and academic approaches to dismantle the exploitation and oppression of nonhuman animals. Featuring an international team of contributors, the book reflects the transdisciplinary character of Critical Animal Studies, with chapters by activists and academics from disciplines across the social sciences, including historical archaeology, political science, psychology, geography, law, social work and philosophy. The book provides advanced-level students with an ideal introduction to a wide range of perspectives on Critical Animal Studies, amongst other things proposing new ways of considering animal advocacy, decolonization and liberation.

About Author

Atsuko Matsuoka is a professor in the School of Social Work at York University. Her publications include Ghosts and Shadows (co-authored with John Sorenson, 2001). John Sorenson is Professor of Sociology at Brock University.His many publications include About Canada: Animal Rights (2010), Ape (2009), Ghosts and Shadows (co-authored with Atsuko Matsuoka, 2001) and Imagining Ethiopia (1993).


Introduction: Critical Animal Studies, Atsuko Matsuoka & John Sorenson / Part 1: Activism / 1. Animal Agency, Resistance, and Escape, Sarat Colling / 2. "Come closer, as close as you can... and try to help": Tolstoy, Bearing Witness and The Save Movement, Anita Krajnc & Ian Purdy / Part 2: Representing Animals / 3. Disengagement in Journalistic Discourse About Nonhuman Animals: An Analysis, Karen Davis / 4. Advertising oppression: The reproduction of anthroparchy on UK television, Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart / Part 3: New Disciplinary Advances / 5. Animal Emancipation and Historical Archaeology: A Pairing Long Overdue, Daniel Sayers & Justin Uehlein / 6. Political Animals? Finding Space for Animals in Contemporary Political Science, Paul Hamilton / 7. Making Space for Anarchist Geographies in Critical Animal Studies, Richard J. White and Simon Springer / 8. Psychological Implications of Undervaluing Animals: The Interspecies Model of Prejudice, Gordon Hodson & Kimberley Costello / Part 4: Animals and the Law / 9. Building a Better Legal Order for Animals: The Benefits of Beingness as an Alternative to Personhood in Rethinking Law's Response to Animals, Maneesha Deckha / 10. Posthumanist animal studies and zooepolitical law, Krithika Srinavasan / Part 5: Philosophical Arguments / 11. Animal Ethics and the New Materialism, Josephine Donovan / 12. Affectiveness and the nonhuman world: Examining the critique of empathy, Elisa Aaltola / 13. The Radical Potential of Analytic Animal Liberation Philosophy, Jason Wyckoff / Part 6: Indigeneity and Animal Rights / 14. The Roots of My Indigenous Veganism, Margaret Robinson / 15. Indigenous Worldviews and Critical Animal Studies: Decolonization and revealing truncated narratives of dominance, Ruth Koleszar-Green and Atsuko Matsuoka / Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781786606471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 374
  • ID: 9781786606471
  • weight: 549
  • ISBN10: 178660647X

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