Neither Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals

Neither Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals

by Carol J. Adams

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Believing that domination of women and violence toward women are often connected with domination of and violence toward animals, Adams (The Sexual Politics of Meat: a Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, Continuum, 1990) continues her ecofeminist analysis of the relationship between objectification (for example, of animals and their corpses or of women through pornography), experimentation, and consumption. In the process, she provides a radical critique of patriarchal culture; "Christian humanocentric theology," which supports not only human/animal dualism but also man/woman dualism; and meat eating and fur wearing. She advocates an activism that reveals the truth about animal suffering and about women's lives. Recommended for informed lay readers.-Carolyn M. Craft, Longwood Coll., Farmville, Va.

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Continuum International Publishing Group
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Carol J. Adams is the author of the pioneering The Sexual Politics of Meat, called a “vegan bible” by The New York Times and now in a twentieth-anniversary edition, plus more than twenty other books and over one hundred articles. She frequently speaks on college campuses. She is working on a memoir about her decade as a caregiver. She lives near Dallas, Texas, with her partner and their two rescued dog companions, Holly and Inky. Find out more about Carol at

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