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Intersectionality of Critical Animal Studies

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.

Acknowledgments – Sarat Colling: Foreword – Richard J. White: Preface—Critical Animal Studies: Tracing Historical Lines in the Sand – Amber E. George/Anthony J. Nocella II: Introduction: Respecting the Past, while Defending the Future of Critical Animal Studies – Carmen Dell’Aversano: The Love Whose Name Cannot Be Spoken: Queering the Human–Animal Bond – Jovian Parry: From Beastly Perversions to the Zoological Closet: Animals, Nature, and Homosex – Rasmus Rahbek Simonsen: A Queer Vegan Manifesto – Daniel Salomon: From Marginal Cases to Linked Oppressions: Reframing the Conflict between the Autistic Pride and Animal Rights Movements – Zachary Richter: Intersectionality and the Nonhuman Disabled Body: Challenging the Neocapitalist Techno-scientific Reproduction of Ableism and Speciesism – Sunaura Taylor: Animal Crips – Amy J. Fitzgerald: Doing Time in Slaughterhouses: A Green Criminological Commentary on Slaughterhouse Work Programs for Prison Inmates – Lauren Corman: Getting Their Hands Dirty: Raccoons, Freegans, and Urban "Trash" – Maneesha Deckha: The Subhuman as a Cultural Agent of Violence – Anthony J. Nocella II: Animal Advocates for Prison and Slave Abolition: A Transformative Justice Approach to Movement Politics for an End to Racism – Erika Cudworth: "Most Farmers Prefer Blondes": The Dynamics of Anthroparchy in Animals Becoming Meat – Kathryn Asher/Elizabeth Cherry: Home Is Where the Food Is: Barriers to Vegetarianism and Veganism in the Domestic Sphere – Carmen M. Cusack: Feminism and Husbandry: Drawing the Fine Line between Mine and Bovine – Claudia Serrato: Ecological Indigenous Foodways and the Healing of All Our Relations – Adam J. Fix: "Where Is the Seat for the Buffalo?": Placing Nonhuman Animals in the Idle No More Movement – A. O. Owoseni/I. O. Olatoye: Yoruba Ethico-cultural Perspectives and Understanding of Animal Ethics – Contributors – Index.