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Vegans on Speciesism and Ableism: Ecoability Voices for Disability and Animal Justice

Published Date: September 17, 2021

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Vegans on Speciesism and Ableism: Ecoability Voices for Disability and Animal Justice

by Anthony J. Nocella II and Amber E. George


This powerful intersectional social justice book examines animal, disability, and environmental oppression and justice. Located in disability studies, sociology, environmental justice, food justice, and critical animal studies, this book engages the reader in an intersectional ecological manner for an inclusive interdependent global community. This outstanding collection of original articles by scholars from around the world discusses the need to acknowledge the relationships among nonhuman animals, those with disabilities, and the environment. Adaptive sports from mountain biking to rock climbing is saving the lives of those with disabilities from extreme depression and suicide at the same time those with disabilities are becoming some of the most loyal advocates for defending the environment from human destruction. Those with disabilities are being welcomed into the animal rights movement and also introduced to nonhuman animals not as merely service animals, but as friends, allies, and companions.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Peter Lang Pub Inc; New edition (November 30, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1433192888
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1433192883
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.74 pounds



Vegans on Speciesism and Ableism edited by Nocella and George makes a particularly decisive and original contribution to the dynamic body/ies of literature that speak to critical animal studies, vegan praxis, intersectionality and total liberation. Crucially, the book has the potential to inspire new ways of understanding, thinking and being in the reader. In short it is a book that both demands to be read, and acted upon.”–Richard J. White, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Vegans on Speciesism and Ableism is a brilliant and powerful book bringing together disability and animal justice together. This beautiful thoughtful intersectional book pushes the boundaries of social justice in outstanding ways.”–Alisha Page, Director, Save the Kids

“A powerful abolition pedagogy book that promotes total liberation and justice for all. This book edited by the outstanding scholar-activists Nocella and George is a must read for anyone working to end ableism and speciesism.”–Lucas Dietsche, Editor, Transformative Justice Journal

“A wonderful book co-edited by Anthony J. Nocella II and Amber E. George, Vegans on Speciesism and Ableism moves disability and animal justice forward in brilliant and critical ways. This is one of the most important books in the animal rights movement.”–Green Theory and Praxis Journal

“Amidst the largest social uprising in our lifetime consideration for total liberation work is paramount to dismantling the interrelated ways racism, sexism, and classism work inextricably with ableism and speciesism. Vegans on Speciesism and Ableism: Ecoability Voices for Disability and Animal Justice edited by Anthony J. Nocella II and Amber E. George ignites readers to this collection action and invites us all to learn more about difference, diversity, and making real change.”–Dr. Johnny Lupinacci, Washington State University

“An urgent and necessary book that sheds light on the deeply entangled roots of violence and the oppression of humans with disability and the more-than-human world.”–Ângela Lamas Rodrigues, State University of Londrina, Brazil

“As a neurodivergent activist who has struggled with having ‘disabilities’ all of their life, I’ve oftentimes felt isolated within social movements due to ableism and a lack of understanding around ‘disabilities’. This book helps to bridge some of those gaps by challenging its readers to engage in direct change and to identify, critique, and deconstruct the ableist-speciesist connection.”–Jordan Halliday, Neurodivergent, Activist, Educator, and Former Social Movement Prisoner

“In the last ten years the ecoability movement has become a diverse and radical force for social justice, this book is necessary reading for scholars and activists who want to understand an ecoability framework which explores the intersections between disability, animal, environmental rights and liberation. The collection is a rallying cry against injustice, oppression and domination and for solidarity, mutual aid and total liberation.”–Will Boisseau, Director of Personnel, Institute of Critical Animal Studies

“This book draws from and continues to push forward the aphorism that diversity is an absolutely crucial concept for ecological, biological, and social flourishing which should be celebrated. While contributors center on connections between disability, nonhuman animals, and the environment, no form of oppression or social justice is left out, setting an example for social justice advocates who are not fully inclusive.”–Nathan Poirier, Co-Director, Students for Critical Animal Studies

“This wonderfully insightful book challenges us to think more deeply and critically about social justice efforts, liberatory practices, and the intersectionality of people, animals, the environment. It’s a must read for anyone committed to transformational social change.”–Jason Del Gandio, Co-editor, Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution

About the Author

Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D., scholar-activist, is an editor of the Peace Studies Journal and a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Salt Lake Community College. He is the co-founder of disability pedagogy, critical animal studies, terrorization, and ecoability and has published over one hundred articles and forty books.

Amber E. George, Ph.D., editor of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, is Assistant Professor at Galen College where she teaches courses in philosophy, sociology, and cultural studies. Dr. George most recently edited Gender and Sexuality in Critical Animal Studies and The Intersectionality of Critical Animal, Disability, and Environmental Studies.



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