As the scholarly and interdisciplinary study of human/animal relations becomes crucial to the urgent questions of our time, notably in relation to environmental crisis, this collection explores the inner tensions within the relatively new and broad field of animal studies. This provides a platform for the latest critical thinking on the condition and experience of animals. The volume is structured around four sections:
doing critical animal studies
critical animal studies and anti-capitalism
contesting the human, liberating the animal: veganism and activism.
The Rise of Critical Animal Studies demonstrates the centrality of the contribution of critical animal studies to vitally important contemporary debates and considers future directions for the field. This edited collection will be useful for students and scholars of sociology, gender studies, psychology, geography, and social work. 3 Line drawings, black and white; 11 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 14 Illustrations, black and white