The Rise of Critical Animal Studies: From the Margins to the Centre

1st Edition

Nik Taylor, Richard Twine

Routledge
Published September 29, 2015
Reference - 286 Pages - 14 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138125919 - CAT# Y214843
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

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Summary

As the scholarly and interdisciplinary study of human/animal relations becomes crucial to the urgent questions of our time, notably in relation to environmental crisis, this collection explores the inner tensions within the relatively new and broad field of animal studies. This provides a platform for the latest critical thinking on the condition and experience of animals. The volume is structured around four sections:

  • engaging theory
  • doing critical animal studies
  • critical animal studies and anti-capitalism
  • contesting the human, liberating the animal: veganism and activism.

The Rise of Critical Animal Studies demonstrates the centrality of the contribution of critical animal studies to vitally important contemporary debates and considers future directions for the field. This edited collection will be useful for students and scholars of sociology, gender studies, psychology, geography, and social work.

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