Critical Animal Geographies : Politics, intersections and hierarchies in a multispecies world, Paperback / softback Book

Critical Animal Geographies : Politics, intersections and hierarchies in a multispecies world Paperback / softback

Edited by Kathryn (Wesleyan University, USA) Gillespie, Rosemary-Claire (Concordia University, Canada) Collard

Description

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 encounters.

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, postcolonial, 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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 222 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 8 Halftones, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black a
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Human geography
  • ISBN: 9781138634701

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