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Intersectionality of Critical Animal Studies

A Historical Collection

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Edited By Anthony J. Nocella II and Amber E. George

Intersectionality of Critical Animal Studies: A Historical Collection represents the very best that the internationally scholarly Journal for Critical Animal Studies (JCAS) has published in terms of articles that are written by public critical scholar-activists-organizers for public critical scholar-activists-organizers. This move toward publishing pieces about engaging social change, rather than high-theoretical detached analysis of nonhuman animals in society, is to regain focus for liberation at all costs. The essays in this collection focus on intersectionality scholarship within the realm of Critical Animal Studies, and discuss issues related to race, gender, disability, class, and queerness. Not only are these articles historically significant within the field of Critical Animal Studies, but they are integral to the overall social justice movement. Intersectionality of Critical Animal Studies: A Historical Collection should be read by anyone interested in the Critical Animal Studies field, as we consider them to be classic writings that should be respected as foundational texts. There are many interesting and innovative texts, but these are historical, not only because they were published in JCAS, but because they were among the first to publish on a particular intersectional issue.

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Kathryn Asher is a doctorate candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick and a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral scholar. She is studying at the intersection of the sociology of food, dietary behavior change, social movement outcomes, and effective altruism with a focus on the role of dietary choices, perceptions, and experiences in changing meat consumption patterns in the United States. Kathryn holds a Master in Environmental Studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights and Political Science. She also serves as the Research Director for Faunalytics.

Elizabeth Cherry is associate professor of sociology at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, where she teaches courses on environmental sociology, animals and society, sociology of food, and social movements. Her research focuses on veganism, animal rights, and the symbolic boundaries between human and nonhuman animals. Her recent book Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States explores how culture affects the strategies, tactics, and success of animal rights activists. Her current research looks at birding as an environmental hobby.

Lauren Corman, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at Brock University, teaches Critical Animal Studies and contemporary social theory. She hosted and produced Toronto’s Animal Voices radio show and podcast (animalvoices.ca) from ← 309 | 310 → 2001 to 2009. Through that program, she interviewed hundreds of activists and scholars about animal issues and social justice. She publishes in the areas of intersectional feminist theory, critical pedagogy, and Critical Animal...

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