Monthly Archives: June 2014

My first glance into Critical Animal Studies & Disability Studies

Today I read an article by Deanna Adams & Kim Socha called “Shocking into Submission: Suppressive Practices and Use of Behavior Modification on Nonhuman Animals, People with Disabilities and the Environment” (2012). My goal is to jot down some ideas … Continue reading

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Engaging with Eco-Ability Conference 2014

I am really hoping to be able to attend this online conference hosted in part by The Institute for Critical Animal Studies! This is the second annual conference on eco-ability and connecting ecocriticism, critical animal studies and disability studies. Eco-ability is … Continue reading

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Brutal: Manhood and the Exploitation of Animals

This post is mainly a review of Brutal but I plan to return to discuss  Brian Luke’s major problematic points about veganism as too individualistic and small scale. Brian Luke’s book, Brutal: Manhood and the Exploitation of Animals (University of Illinois Press, … Continue reading

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Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth

I pre-ordered this today from Words Worth Bookstore and am really excited to get my hands on it! Interesting to see ‘other animals’ included in the title, it seems this articulation is integral in literature post-2012. “Leading feminist scholars and … Continue reading

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Reading An Animal Manifesto: Gender, Identity, and Vegan-Feminism in the 21st Century

I printed off a bunch of articles a while ago that I have been meaning to read. I thought today after my meeting with Anne that I would return to the paper-pile and rekindle the explicit feminist lens that I … Continue reading

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Introduction to Animal Oppression & Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflcit The introductory chapter available online! 

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Animal Oppression & Human Violence: The Social Construction of the Hamburger and Animal Industrial Complex

I just finished reading Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflict (2013) by sociologist David A. Nibert. To be completely honest, I have not read a book in a long time that left me feeling debilitated. The text is researcher … Continue reading

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