Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation

Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation

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This is the first book to define the philosophical and practical parameters of critical animal studies (CAS). Rooted in anarchist perspectives that oppose all systems of domination and authoritarianism, CAS both challenges anthropocentrism and presents animal liberation as a social justice movement that intersects with other movements for positive change. Written by a collection of internationally respected scholar-activists, each chapter expands upon the theory and practice underlying the total liberation approach, the roles of academics and activists, and the ten principles of CAS. With apolitical animal studies and exploitative animal research dominating higher education, this book offers a timely counter-narrative that demands the liberation of all oppressed beings and the environment. Defining Critical Animal Studies will interest educators, students, activists, community members, and policy makers seeking accessible theory that can be put into action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433121371
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 01/16/2014
Series: Counterpoints Series: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education , #448
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Anthony J. Nocella II is Visiting Professor in the School of Education at Hamline University, Senior Fellow of the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Hamline Law School, and co-founder of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies.
John Sorenson is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brock University, where he teaches critical animal studies, as well as courses on globalization and on anti-racism. His books include Animal Rights, Ape, and Culture of Prejudice.
Kim Socha is author of Women, Destruction, and the Avant-Garde: A Paradigm for Animal Liberation, co-editor of Confronting Animal Exploitation: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism, and Professor of English at Normandale Community College.
Atsuko Matsuoka is Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at York University. She is co-author of Ghosts and Shadows: Constructions of Identity and Community in an African Diaspora and Critical Social Work and Analysing Practice through Deconstruction: Experiential Learning.

Table of Contents

Contents: Anthony J. Nocella II/John Sorenson/Kim Socha/Atsuko Matsuoka: Introduction: The Emergence of Critical Animal Studies: The Rise of Intersectional Animal Liberation – Adam Weitzenfeld/Melanie Joy: An Overview of Anthropocentrism, Humanism, and Speciesism in Critical Animal Theory – Amy J. Fitzgerald/David Pellow: Ecological Defense for Animal Liberation: A Holistic Understanding of the World – Sarat Colling/Sean Parson/Alessandro Arrigoni: Until All Are Free: Total Liberation through Revolutionary Decolonization, Groundless Solidarity, and a Relationship Framework – Stephanie Jenkins/Vasile Stănescu: One Struggle – Carol L. Glasser/Arpan Roy: The Ivory Trap: Bridging the Gap between Activism and the Academy – Kim Socha/Les Mitchell: Critical Animal Studies as an Interdisciplinary Field: A Holistic Approach to Confronting Oppression – Lauren Corman/Tereza Vandrovcová: Radical Humility: Toward a More Holistic Critical Animal Studies Pedagogy – Lara Drew/Nik Taylor: Engaged Activist Research: Challenging Apolitical Objectivity – Jennifer Grubbs/Michael Loadenthal: From the Classroom to the Slaughterhouse: Animal Liberation by Any Means Necessary – Richard J. White/Erika Cudworth: Taking it to the Streets: Challenging Systems of Domination from Below – Karen Davis: Afterword: From Animal Oppression to Animal Liberation: A Historical Reflection and the Growth of Critical Animal Studies.

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