Animaladies

Physical disabilities, cognitive disability, and psychological disorders are a particularly important set of animaladies to consider as potential sites for alliance, as Hannah Monroe's chapter on autism and interspecies friendship shows ...

Animaladies

Do depictions of crazy cat ladies obscure more sinister structural violence against animals hoarded in factory farms? Highlighting the frequent pathologization of animal lovers and animal rights activists, this book examines how the “madness” of our relationships with animals intersects with the “madness” of taking animals seriously. The essays collected in this volume argue that “animaladies” are expressive of political and psychological discontent, and the characterization of animal advocacy as mad or “crazy” distracts attention from broader social unease regarding human exploitation of animal life. While allusions to madness are both subtle and overt, they are also very often gendered, thought to be overly sentimental with an added sense that emotions are being directed at the wrong species. Animaladies are obstacles for the political uptake of interest in animal issues-as the intersections between this volume and established feminist scholarship show, the fear of being labeled unreasonable or mad still has political currency.

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Animaladies
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Lori Gruen, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-29 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Do depictions of crazy cat ladies obscure more sinister structural violence against animals hoarded in factory farms? Highlighting the frequent pathologization of animal lovers and animal rights activists, this book examines how the “madness” of our relationships with animals intersects with the “madness” of taking animals seriously. The essays collected
Posthumanist Perspectives on Literary and Cultural Animals
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Krishanu Maiti
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-11 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book offers Posthumanist readings of animal-centric literary and cultural texts. The contributors put the precepts and premises of humanism into question by seriously considering the animal presence in texts. The essays collected here focus primarily on literary and cultural texts from varied theoretically informed interdisciplinary perspectives advanced by critical
Science, Gender and the Exploitation of Animals in Britain Since 1945
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Catherine Duxbury
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-30 - Publisher: Routledge

This book offers an historical analysis of the culture of animal-dependent science in Britain from 1945 to the present, exploring key areas of animal experimentation such as warfare, medical science and law from a gendered perspective. Questioning the nature of knowledge production in this area, and how animal experimentation intersects
Ecofeminism, Second Edition
Language: en
Pages: 472
Authors: Carol J. Adams, Lori Gruen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-16 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

This new edition of Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth begins with an historical, grounding overview that situates ecofeminist theory and activism within the larger field of ecocriticism and provides a timeline for important publications and events. Throughout the book, authors engage with intersections of gender, sexuality,
Shamanism in the Contemporary Novel
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Özlem Ögüt Yazicioglu
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In Shamanism in the Contemporary Novel, Özlem Öğüt Yazıcıoğlu examines shamanism as a significant trope in a selection of contemporary novels. Yazıcıoğlu finds that these works ultimately challenge anthropocentric and androcentric discourses and offer alternative perspectives for social and environmental justice on an endangered planet.