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Education for Total Liberation

Critical Animal Pedagogy and Teaching Against Speciesism


Edited By Anthony J. Nocella II, Carolyn Drew, Amber E. George, Sinem Ketenci, John Lupinacci, Ian Purdy and Joe Leeson-Schatz

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 nonhuman animals. CAS challenges two specific fields of theory: (1) animal studies, rooted in vivisection and testing on animals in the hard sciences and (2) human-animal studies, which reinforces a socially constructed binary between humans and animals and adopts abstract theoretical approaches. In contrast, CAS takes a progressive and committed approach to scholarship and sees the exploitation of nonhuman animals as interrelated with oppression of humans based on class, gender, race, ability, sexuality, age, and citizenship. CAS promotes the liberation of all animals and challenges all systems of domination. Education for Total Liberation is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate level readers (and beyond) who wish to learn from examples of radical pedagogical projects shaped by CAS and critical pedagogy.

Contributing to this collection are Anne C. Bell, Anita de Melo, Carolyn Drew, Amber E. George, Karin Gunnarsson Dinker, Sinem Ketenci, John Lupinacci, Anthony J. Nocella II, Sean Parson, Helena Pedersen, Ian Purdy, Constance L. Russell, J.L. Schatz, Meneka Repka, William E. Shanahan III, and Richard J, White.

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Names: Nocella II, Anthony J., editor. Title: Education for total liberation: critical animal pedagogy and teaching against speciesism / edited by Anthony J. Nocella II [and six others]. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2019. Series: Radical animal studies and total liberation; vol. 2 ISSN 2469-3065 (print) | ISSN 2469-3081 (online) Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2018023768 | ISBN 978-1-4331-3435-7 (hardback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-3434-0 (paperback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-5788-2 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-5789-9 (epub) ISBN 978-1-4331-5790-5 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Animal rights—Study and teaching. | Speciesism—Study and teaching. Classification: LCC HV4708.E38 2018 | DDC 179/.3071 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b14204 Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the “Deutsche Nationalbibliografie”; detailed bibliographic data are available on the Internet at © 2019 Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York 29 Broadway, 18th floor, New York, NY 10006 All rights reserved. Reprint or reproduction, even partially, in all forms such as microfilm, xerography, microfiche, microcard, and offset strictly prohibited.

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