Sister Species Women, Animals, and Social Justice

ISBN-10: 025207811X
ISBN-13: 9780252078118
Edition: 2011
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Description: Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justiceaddresses interconnections between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia, clarifying why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must challenge intersecting forms of oppression.  More...

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 5/23/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justiceaddresses interconnections between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia, clarifying why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must challenge intersecting forms of oppression. This anthology presents bold and gripping--sometimes horrifying--personal narratives from fourteen activists who have personally explored links of oppression between humans and animals, including such exploitative enterprises as cockfighting, factory farming, vivisection, and the bushmeat trade. Sister Speciesasks readers to rethink how they view "others," how they affect animals with their daily choices, and how they might bring change for all who are abused. These essays remind readers that women have always been important to social justice and animal advocacy, and they urge each of us to recognize the links that continue to bind all oppressed individuals. The astonishing honesty of these contributors demonstrates with painful clarity why every woman should be an animal activist and why every animal activist should be a feminist. Contributors are Carol J. Adams, Tara Sophia Bahna-James, Karen Davis, Elizabeth Jane Farians, Hope Ferdowsian, Linda Fisher, Twyla Fran#xE7;ois, Christine Garcia, A. Breeze Harper, Sangamithra Iyer, Pattrice Jones, Lisa Kemmerer, Allison Lance, Ingrid Newkirk, Lauren Ornelas, and Miyun Park.

Carol J. Adams is a nationally known writer and lecturer on the vegetarian lifestyle, constantly speaking at conferences an academic meetings and on college campuses across the country. Her landmark book "The Sexual Politics of Meat" was recently reissue on its 10th anniversary. She also authored the "Inner Art of Vegetarianism" series. Adams lives in Texas.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Fighting Cocks: Ecofeminism Versus Sexualized Violence
From Rural Roots to Angels' Wings
Are You Waving at Me?
Connections: Speciesism, Racism, and Whiteness as the Norm
Fighting "Other"
Small Small Redemption
Compassion Without Borders
Theology and Animals
Freeing Feathered Spirits
The Art of Truth-Telling: Theater As Compassionate Action and Social Change
From Hunting Grounds to Chicken Rights: My Story In An Eggshell
Isn't Justice Supposed to Be Blind? Practicing Animal Law
An Appetite For Justice
A Magical Talisman
Appendix: Factory Farming and Females
Index

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