Critical Theory and Animal Liberation (Nature's Meaning)

* Critical Theory and Animal Liberation (Natures Meaning) × PDF Download by * Brand: Rowman Littlefield Publishers eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. Critical Theory and Animal Liberation (Natures Meaning) Among other things, the authors apply Freuds theory of repression to our relationship to the animal, debunk the Locavore movement, expose the sexism of the animal defense movement, and point the way toward a new transformative politics that would encompass the human and animal alike.. The contributions highlight connections between our everyday treatment of animals and other forms of social power, mass violence, and domination, from capitalism and patriarchy to genocide, fascism, and ecocide.

Critical Theory and Animal Liberation (Nature's Meaning)

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Rating : 4.39 (668 Votes)
Asin : 1442205806
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 376 Pages
Publish Date : 2018-02-21
Language : English

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All of the authors wonder how we can be sensitive to human suffering yet blind to animal suffering. (Humanimalia) . (David Ingram, Loyola University, Chicago)Sanbonmatsu has done the field of animal studies a great service by bringing together this rewarding collection of critical interventions. I commend it highly. In particular, this book is a must-have for anyone studying or writing within the burgeoning field of Critical Animal Studies. Acampora, Hofstra University)This is an engaging analysis of some of the key issues

. He is the author of The Postmodern Prince. John Sanbonmatsu is associate professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Among other things, the authors apply Freud's theory of repression to our relationship to the animal, debunk the "Locavore" movement, expose the sexism of the animal defense movement, and point the way toward a new transformative politics that would encompass the human and animal alike.. The contributions highlight connections between our everyday treatment of animals and other forms of social power, mass violence, and domination, from capitalism and patriarchy to genocide, fascism, and ecocide.Contributors include well-known writers in the field as well as scholars in other areas writing on animals for the first time. Breaking with past treatments that have framed the problem as one of "animal rights," the authors instead depict the exploitation and killing of other animals as a political question of the first order. Critical Theory and Animal Liberation is the first collection to approach our relationship with other animals from the critical or "left" tradition in political and social thought

Calling "Progressives" to account. This is a very good book that asks the question "Why does the Left not take the animal liberation movement seriously?" The charitable answer: in their ardor to improve the human condition, Leftists haven't the time to thoroughly explore the connection between oppression and violence directed at certain disadvantaged human subgroups (racial minorities, the poor, gay scoutmasters ) and nonhuman animals. The more acute answer: their observational and critical thinking skills are so infantile and their passion for justice so selective that while being righteously offended by all manner of politically incorrect behavior they can si. Groundbreaking Roger S. Gottlieb Animal liberation is one thing, critical theory (marxism, feminism, anti-racism, etc.) is another. At least that's the way it's usually done. This fine collection undermines that distorted convention, and does so with a series of intelligent, perceptive, well argued, and passionate articles. The anthology forges necessary connections for what might be called the 'liberation of life.' It's crazy expensive, so have a local library order it, assign it in a course, and tell the publisher to bring it out in paper.. "Animal Liberation is Human Liberation" according to Karen Davis, PhD. Critical Theory and Animal LiberationEdited by John SanbonmatsuRowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011Cover Art: Factory Pharm by Sue CoeReview by Karen Davis, PhD, President of United Poultry ConcernsI first met John Sanbonmatsu, a professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, at a 2007 conference on animals at Brock University, in Ontario Canada, where we were both speakers. John urged me to develop my talk, "Procrustean Solutions to Animal Identity Problems,"* into the essay which, following his masterful Introduction, leads off this volume of critical inquiries into the social and psychological bases of humanit

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