This provocative and groundbreaking book is the first of its kind to propose the concept of Eco-ability: the intersectionality of the ecological world, persons with disabilities, and nonhuman animals. Rooted in disability studies and rights, environmentalism, and animal advocacy, this book calls for a social justice theory and movement that dismantles constructed «normalcy», ableism, speciesism, and ecological destruction while promoting mutual interdependence, collaboration, respect for difference, and inclusivity of our world. Eco-ability provides a positive, liberating, and empowering philosophy for educators and activists alike.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XXII, 257 pp.
Contents: Julie Andrzejewski: Foreword – Anthony J. Nocella II/Judy K. C. Bentley/Janet M. Duncan: Introduction: The Rise
of Eco-Ability – Anthony J. Nocella II: Defining Eco-Ability: Social Justice and the Intersectionality of Disability, Nonhuman
Animals, and Ecology – Judy K. C. Bentley: Human Disabilities, Nonhuman Animals, and Nature: Toxic Constructs and Transformative
Technologies – Janet M. Duncan: Interdependence, Capability, and Competence as a Framework for Eco-Ability – Robin M. Smith/Jack
P. Manno: Critical Perspectives on Disability Studies and Social Constructions of Environments: Commoditization and Its Effect
on Society and Nature – Amber E. George: Disney’s Little «Freak» Show of Animals in Nature: A Dis-Ability. Pedagogical Perspective
on the Disney Industrial Complex – Sarat Colling: Transnational Feminism and Eco-Ability: Transgressing the Borders of Normalcy
and Nation – A. J. Withers: Disableism Within Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism – Bill Lindquist/Anna Grimm: Therapeutic
Relationships Within the Biotic Community – Alessandro Arrigoni: Institutional and Common Oppression of People with Disabilities,
Nonhuman Species, and the Environment in Italy – Deanna Adams/Kimberly Socha: Shocking Into Submission: Suppressive Practices
and Use of Behavior Modification on Nonhuman Animals, People with Disabilities, and the Environment – Lynn Anderson/Vicki
Wilkins/Laurie Penney-McGee: Eco-Ability: Putting Theory into Action – Carrie Griffin Basas: Private, Public, or Compassionate:
Animal Rights and Disability Rights Laws – Norm Phelps: Infinite Ethics: An Inclusive Vision for a Diverse World – David Nibert:
Developmental Disability, Animal Oppression, and the Environment – Anthony J. Nocella II: Eco-Ability Theory in Action: A
Challenge to Ableism in the Environmental Movement.