Critical Animal Geographies : Politics, Intersections and Hierarchies in a Multispecies World Hardback
Edited by Kathryn (University of Washington, USA) Gillespie, Rosemary-Claire (Concordia University, Canada) Collard
Part of the Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series series
Critical Animal Geographies provides new geographical perspectives on critical animal studies, exploring the spatial, political, and ethical dimensions of animals' lived experience and human-animal encounter.
It works toward a more radical politics and theory directed at the shifting boundary between human and animal.
Chapters draw together feminist, political-economic, post-humanist, anarchist, post-colonial, and critical race literatures with original case studies in order to see how efforts by some humans to control and order life - human and not - violate, constrain, and impinge upon others.
Central to all chapters is a commitment to grappling with the stakes - violence, death, life, autonomy - of human-animal encounters.
Equally, the work in the collection addresses head-on the dominant forces shaping and dependent on these encounters: capitalism, racism, colonialism, and so on.
In doing so, the book pushes readers to confront how human-animal relations are mixed up with overlapping axes of power and exploitation, including gender, race, class, and species.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 222 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 8 Halftones, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black a
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/01/2015
- Category: Animals & society
- ISBN: 9781138791503