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

Education for Total Liberation: Critical Animal Pedagogy and Teaching Against Specisim is an edited collection of essays from the 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… 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 »

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 »

Earth, Animal, and Disability Liberation: The Rise of the Eco-Ability Movement

This provocative and groundbreaking book is the first of its kind to propose the concept of Eco-ability: the intersectionality of the ecological world, persons with disabilities, and nonhuman animals. Rooted in disability studies and rights, environmentalism, and animal advocacy, this book calls for a social justice theory and movement that dismantles constructed “normalcy,” ableism, speciesism,… Read more »