Critical Animal Geographies: Politics, intersections and hierarchies in a multispecies world

1st Edition

Kathryn Gillespie, Rosemary-Claire Collard

Routledge
Published February 14, 2017
Reference - 222 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138634701 - CAT# Y322909
Series: Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

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Summary

Critical Animal Geographies provides new geographical perspectives on critical animal studies, exploring the spatial, political, and ethical dimensions of animals’ lived experience and human-animal encounters. It works toward a more radical politics and theory directed at the shifting boundary between human and animal. Chapters draw together feminist, political-economic, post-humanist, anarchist, postcolonial, and critical race literatures with original case studies in order to see how efforts by some humans to control and order life – human and not – violate, constrain, and impinge upon others. Central to all chapters is a commitment to grappling with the stakes – violence, death, life, autonomy – of human-animal encounters. Equally, the work in the collection addresses head-on the dominant forces shaping and dependent on these encounters: capitalism, racism, colonialism, and so on. In doing so, the book pushes readers to confront how human-animal relations are mixed up with overlapping axes of power and exploitation, including gender, race, class, and species.

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