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Sister species : women, animals, and social justice / edited by Lisa Kemmerer ; foreword by Carol J. Adams
Alternate Title Women, animals, and social justice
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HV4708 .S57 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Animal welfare
Animal rights
Physical Description xiii, 190 p. ; 24 cm
Contents Fighting cocks: ecofeminism versus secularized violence / Pattrice Jones -- From rural roots to angels' wings / Twyla Franc╠Žois -- Are you waving at me? / Ingrid E. Newkirk -- Connections: speciesism, racism, and whiteness as the norm / A. Breeze Harper -- Fighting "other" / Miyun Park -- Small Small redemption / Sagamithra Iyer -- Compassion without borders / Hope Ferdowsian -- Theology and animals / Elizabeth Jane Farians -- Freeing feathered spirits / Linda Fisher -- The art of truth-telling: theater as compassionate action and social change / Tara Sophia Bahna-James -- From hunting grounds to chicken rights: my story in an eggshell / Karen Davis -- Isn't justice supposed to be blind?: practicing animal law / Christine I. Garcia -- An appetite for justice / Lauren Ornelas -- A magical talisman / Allison Lance -- Appendix: factory farming and females
Summary "There is a very strong association between women, animals, and activism. In Women, Social Justice, and Animal Advocacy, activist Lisa A. Kemmerer presents the narratives of fourteen ecofeminist activists who describe their own experiences in the field, often from the perspective of discovering the extent of a particular kind of animal oppression and resolving to do something about it. The narratives are bold and gripping, sometimes horrifying, and cover a range of topics relating to animal rights and liberation. The writers discuss contemporary cockfighting, factory farming, orphaned primates in Africa, the wild bird trade, scientific experimentation on animals, laws against "dangerous" dogs, and violence against baby seals. Sister Species provides a wide survey of what women are doing in the animal activism movement. The writers ask readers to rethink how we view animals in our daily lives--and how we can take action to protect them. Kemmerer's introduction explains why she collected these particular stories and how she views the relationship between feminism and animal suffering. The foreword is by Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat (1990), Neither Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals.(1994), The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics: A Reader (2007), and many other books. None of these essays has been previously published"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Alternate Author Kemmerer, Lisa

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