A Historical Collection
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.
Table of Contents
Foreword Sarat Colling
Preface—Critical Animal Studies: Tracing Historical Lines in the Sand Richard J. White
Introduction: Respecting the Past, while Defending the Future of Critical Animal Studies Amber E. George and Anthony J. Nocella II
Part I Queerness
Chapter One: The Love Whose Name Cannot Be Spoken: Queering the Human–Animal Bond Carmen Dell’Aversano
Chapter Two: From Beastly Perversions to the Zoological Closet: Animals, Nature, and Homosex Jovian Parry
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