Anarchism and Animal Liberation: Essays on Complementary Elements of Total Liberation

Anarchism and Animal Liberation: Essays on Complementary Elements of Total Liberation


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Anarchism and Animal Liberation: Essays on Complementary Elements of Total Liberation by Anthony J. Nocella

Building upon anarchist critiques of racism, sexism, ableism and classism, this collection of new essays melds anarchism with animal advocacy in arguing that speciesism is an ideological and social norm rooted in hierarchy and inequality. Rising from the anarchist-influenced Occupy Movement, this book brings together international scholars and activists who challenge us all to look more critically into the causes of speciesism and to take a broader view of peace, social justice and the nature of oppression. Animal advocates have long argued that speciesism will end if the humanity adopts a vegan ethic. This concept is developed into the argument that the vegan ethic has the most promise if it is also anti-capitalist and against all forms of domination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786494576
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/06/2015
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anthony J. Nocella II, professor, author and community organizer, is a senior fellow of the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Hamline School of Law and editor of the Peace Studies Journal. He lives in Durango, Colorado. Richard J. White is a senior lecturer in economic geography at Sheffield Hallam University, specializing in anarchist geographies. He lives in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Erika Cudworth is a reader in international politics and sociology at the University of East London, United Kingdom, where she teaches political sociology of various kinds and is co-chair of the Feminist Research Group. She lives in London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Foreword David N. Pellow 1

Foreword John C. Alessio 4

Introduction: The Intersections of Critical Animal Studies and Anarchist Studies for Total Liberation Anthony J. Nocella II Richard J. White Erika Cudworth 7

Part I Histories/Futures 21

Anarcho-Veganism Revisited Brian Dominick 23

Anarchist Criminology Against Racism and Ableism and for Animal Liberation Anthony J. Nocella II 40

Doing Liberation: The Story and Strategy of Food Not Bombs Drew Robert Winter 59

"Nailing Descartes to the wall": Animal Rights, Veganism and Punk Culture Will Boisseau Jim Donaghey 71

Part II Intersections 91

Intersectionality, Species and Social Domination Erika Cudworth 93

Beyond Suffering: Resisting Patriarchy and Reproductive Control Nekeisha Alayna Alexis 108

Industrial Society Is Both the Fabrication Department and the Kill Floor: Total Liberation, Green Anarchism and the Violence of Industrialism Mara J. Pfeffer Sean Parson 126

"A wider vision": Coercion, Solidarity and Animal Liberation Will Boisseau 141

Part III Strategies 161

Anarchy for Educational Praxis in the Animal Liberation Movement in an Era of Capitalist Triumphalism Lara Drew Kim Socha 163

Recognizing Human Supremacy: Interrupt, Inspire and Expose John Lupinacci 179

Do Anarchists Dream of Emancipated Sheep? Contemporary Anarchism, Animal Liberation and the Implications of New Philosophy Aragorn Eloff 194

Following in the Footsteps of Élisée Reclus: Disturbing Places of Inter-Species Violence That Are Hidden in Plain Sight Richard J. White 212

About the Contributors 231

Index 233

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