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Education for Total Liberation: Critical Animal Pedagogy and Teaching Against Speciesism

Education for Total Liberation is a collection of essays from leaders in the field of critical animal pedagogy (CAP). CAP emerges from activist educators teaching critical animal studies and is rooted in critical theory as well as the animal advocacy movement. Critical animal studies (CAS) argues for an interdisciplinary approach to understanding our relationships with… Read more »

The Intersectionality of Critical Animal, Disability, and Environmental Studies: Toward Eco-ability, Justice, and Liberation

Review What a fascinating opportunity for making reciprocal connections between authentic inclusion in Nature and its parallels in human society. In this one book we are poignantly offered ideas about how we can change our socially constructed illusions about normalcy as relate to “ability-diversity” in both sociological and ecological relationships for the sake of a… Read more »

The Animal Liberation Front: A Political and Philosophical Analysis

The actions of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) constitute one of the most misunderstood components of the animal advocacy movement in the U.K. and U.S. Not so much an organization as an ever-changing cluster of individuals who free animals from laboratories, farms, and other animal-confinement facilities, the ALF has been by turns romanticized and vilified,… Read more »

Anarchism and Animal Liberation: Essays on Complementary Elements of Total Liberation

Edited by Anthony J. Nocella II, Richard White, and Erika Cudworth Published 2015 McFarland Books ________ Building upon anarchist critiques of racism, sexism, ableism and classism, this collection of new essays melds anarchism with animal advocacy in arguing that speciesism is an ideological and social norm rooted in hierarchy and inequality. Rising from the anarchist-influenced… Read more »

The Terrorization of Dissent: Corporate Repression, Legal Corruption, and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

Published by Lantern Books Date: 2014 Co-edited by Jason Del Gandio and Anthony J. Nocella II _________________________________________________________ Description In 2006 the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was passed with the intention to equip law enforcement agencies with the tools to apprehend, prosecute, and convict individuals who commit “animal enterprise terror.” But, as many have come… Read more »

Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation

Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation Edited by: Anthony J. Nocella II, John Sorenson, Kim Socha, and Atsuko Matsuoka Book Series: Shirley Steinberg’s “Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education” ISBN 978-1-4331-2137-1 hb.  (Hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4331-2136-4 pb.  (Softcover) _____________________________________ This is the first book to define the philosophical and… Read more »

Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex

Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex is the first book to examine how nonhuman animals are used for war by military forces. Each chapter delves deeply into modes of nonhuman animal exploitation: as weapons, test subjects, and transportation, and as casualties of war leading to homelessness, starvation, and death. With leading scholar-activists writing each chapter, this is an important text in the fields of peace studies and critical animal studies. This is a must read for anyone interested in ending war and fostering peace and justice.

Call to Compassion: Religious Perspectives on Animal Advocacy

Covering doctrine and the lived experience of the world’s religious practitioners, Call to Compassion is a collection of stirring and passionate essays on the place of animals within the philosophical, cultural, and everyday milieus of spiritual practices both ancient and modern. From Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism, through the Abrahamic traditions, to contemporary Wiccan and Native… Read more »

Love and Liberation: An Animal Liberation Front Story

Gabrielle and Andre are an everyday couple working up the corporate ladder in Houston, Texas. With a brand new condo, plans for marriage and successful careers, their lives are set – or so they think. One night Gabrielle inadvertently gets a glimpse into the underground world of animal liberationists. Unsure what to make of it,… Read more »

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals

The first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insights into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement. Calling on sources as venerable as Thomas Aquinas and as current as… Read more »