Animaladies

Animaladies

Animaladies are obstacles for the political uptake of interest in animal issues-as the intersections between this volume and established feminist scholarship show, the fear of being labeled unreasonable or mad still has political currency.

Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1501364146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Do depictions of crazy cat ladies obscure more sinister structural violence against animals hoarded in factory farms? Highlighting the frequent pathologization of animal lovers and animal rights activists, this book examines how the “madness” of our relationships with animals intersects with the “madness” of taking animals seriously. The essays collected in this volume argue that “animaladies” are expressive of political and psychological discontent, and the characterization of animal advocacy as mad or “crazy” distracts attention from broader social unease regarding human exploitation of animal life. While allusions to madness are both subtle and overt, they are also very often gendered, thought to be overly sentimental with an added sense that emotions are being directed at the wrong species. Animaladies are obstacles for the political uptake of interest in animal issues-as the intersections between this volume and established feminist scholarship show, the fear of being labeled unreasonable or mad still has political currency.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Animaladies

Animaladies

engagements with other animals and with Animal Studies are shaped in one way or another by animaladies. Defined broadly, animaladies are sites of tension ...

Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501342165

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Do depictions of crazy cat ladies obscure more sinister structural violence against animals hoarded in factory farms? Highlighting the frequent pathologization of animal lovers and animal rights activists, this book examines how the “madness” of our relationships with animals intersects with the “madness” of taking animals seriously. The essays collected in this volume argue that “animaladies” are expressive of political and psychological discontent, and the characterization of animal advocacy as mad or “crazy” distracts attention from broader social unease regarding human exploitation of animal life. While allusions to madness are both subtle and overt, they are also very often gendered, thought to be overly sentimental with an added sense that emotions are being directed at the wrong species. Animaladies are obstacles for the political uptake of interest in animal issues-as the intersections between this volume and established feminist scholarship show, the fear of being labeled unreasonable or mad still has political currency.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Animaladies

Animaladies

The essays in this volume argue that "animaladies" are expressive of political and psychological discontent and the characterization of animal advocacy as mad or "crazy" distracts attention from broader social unease regarding human ...

Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501342158

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 625

Highlighting the frequent pathologization of animal lovers and animal rights activists, this book examines how the "madness" of our relationships with animals intersects with the "madness" of taking animals seriously. The essays in this volume argue that "animaladies" are expressive of political and psychological discontent and the characterization of animal advocacy as mad or "crazy" distracts attention from broader social unease regarding human exploitation of animal life. Allusions to madness are also often gendered, thought to be overly sentimental with an added sense that emotions are being directed at the wrong species.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Posthumanist Perspectives on Literary and Cultural Animals

Posthumanist Perspectives on Literary and Cultural Animals

Explaining the eponymous animaladies, they point to the inextricable entanglement between malady, animals and women and they offer an insight into the aim ...

Author: Krishanu Maiti

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030761592

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This book offers Posthumanist readings of animal-centric literary and cultural texts. The contributors put the precepts and premises of humanism into question by seriously considering the animal presence in texts. The essays collected here focus primarily on literary and cultural texts from varied theoretically informed interdisciplinary perspectives advanced by critical approaches such as Critical Animal Studies and Posthumanism. Contributors select texts that cut across geographical and period boundaries and demonstrate how practices of close reading give rise to new ways of thinking about animals. By implicating the “animal turn” in the field of literary and cultural studies, this book urges us to problematize the separation of the human from other animals and rethink the hierarchical order of beings through close readings of select texts. It offers fresh perspectives on Posthumanist theory, inviting readers to revisit those criteria that created species’ difference from the early ages of human civilization. This book constitutes a rich and thorough scholarly resource on the politics of representation of animals in literature and culture. The essays in this book are empirically and theoretically informed and explore a range of dynamic, captivating, and highly relevant topics. Comprising over 15 chapters by a team of international contributors, this book is divided into four parts: Contestation over Species Hierarchy and CategorizationAnimal (Re)constructionsInterspecies RelationalitiesIntersectionality- Animal and Gender This book will be essential reading for students and researchers of Critical Animal Studies and Environmental Studies.
Categories: Education

Ecofeminism Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth

Ecofeminism  Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth

This is followed by contributions from leading theorists and activists on how our emotions and embodiment can and must inform our relationships with the more than human world.

Author: Carol J. Adams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628926224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Leading feminist scholars and activists as well as new voices introduce and explore themes central to contemporary ecofeminism. Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth first offers an historical, grounding overview that situates ecofeminist theory and activism and provides a timeline for important publications and events. This is followed by contributions from leading theorists and activists on how our emotions and embodiment can and must inform our relationships with the more than human world. In the final section, the contributors explore the complexities of appreciating difference and the possibilities of living less violently. Throughout the book, the authors engage with intersections of gender and gender non-conformity, race, sexuality, disability, and species. The result is a new up-to-date resource for students and teachers of animal studies, environmental studies, feminist/gender studies, and practical ethics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ecofeminism Second Edition

Ecofeminism  Second Edition

"An updated edition of the landmark book on ecofeminism-now with a new section on climate-that will be a key resource for students and teachers studying animal studies, environmental studies, feminist/gender studies, and practical ethics"--

Author: Carol J. Adams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781501380778

Category:

Page: 416

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This new edition of Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth begins with an historical, grounding overview that situates ecofeminist theory and activism within the larger field of ecocriticism and provides a timeline for important publications and events. Throughout the book, authors engage with intersections of gender, sexuality, gender expression, race, disability, and species to address the various ways that sexism, heteronormativity, racism, colonialism, and ableism are informed by and support animal oppression. This collection is broken down into three separate sections: -Affect includes contributions from leading theorists and activists on how our emotions and embodiment can and must inform our relationships with the more-than-human world -Context explores the complexities of appreciating difference and the possibilities of living less violently -Climate, new to the second edition, provides an overview of our climate crisis as well as the climate for critical discussion and debate about ecofeminist ideas and actions Drawing on animal studies, environmental studies, feminist/gender studies, and practical ethics, the ecofeminist contributors to this volume stress the need to move beyond binaries and attend to context over universal judgments; spotlight the importance of care as well as justice, emotion as well as reason; and work to undo the logic of domination and its material implications.
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Dance in Canada

Dance in Canada

La Compagnie de Danse Jo Lechay and Peggy McCann and Dancers are both very young Gina Lori Riley and dancers in her Verticalities . Drops and Animaladies ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105014783935

Category: Dance

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Categories: Dance

Science Gender and the Exploitation of Animals in Britain Since 1945

Science  Gender and the Exploitation of Animals in Britain Since 1945

... Anxiety, and Companion Animals: Towards a Feminist Animal Studies of Interspecies Care and Solidarity,” in Animaladies: Gender, Animals and Madness, ed.

Author: Catherine Duxbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429867330

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This book offers an historical analysis of the culture of animal-dependent science in Britain from 1945 to the present, exploring key areas of animal experimentation such as warfare, medical science and law from a gendered perspective. Questioning the nature of knowledge production in this area, and how animal experimentation intersects with broader cultural norms and values concerning sex, and gender, it examines the impact of contemporary forms of capitalism on animal dependent science, its historical trajectory and gendered configuration. With close attention to the broad social context from the creation of the Welfare State and the loss of Empire, to the emergence of neoliberalism in the 1980s and its present day omnipotent manifestation, the author asks how animal experimentation and the use of nonhuman animals in specific areas of science is gendered and has implications for women. Drawing on a variety of sociological, philosophical, feminist and historical theories and engaging with a wealth of primary and secondary materials of scientific research of the time, Science, Gender and the Exploitation of Animals in Britain Since 1945 contends that there is a persistent, gendered ideology of animal use which remains inscribed within the policies of the British neoliberal state. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, history and philosophy with interests in gender and the treatment of nonhuman animals.
Categories: Social Science

Queer Entanglements

Queer Entanglements

In L. Gruen & F. Probyn-Rapsey (Eds.), Animaladies (pp. 219–233). New York and London: Bloomsbury. Boyd, E. W. (2018). The new kink: Human pup-play in the ...

Author: Damien W. Riggs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108488860

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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This book explores LGBQTNB people's relationships with animals, examining a complex menagerie of human-animal relationships.
Categories: Medical

Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction

Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction

Lori Gruen and Elspeth Probyn-Rapsey, “Distillations,” in Animaladies: Gender, Animals, and Madness, ed. Carole J. Adams (Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2018), ...

Author: Judith Grant

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793630643

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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In a world in which political opportunity and liberation seem far away, the genre of science fiction grows in cultural importance and popularity. The contributors to this collection are political and social theorists from a range of disciplines who use science fiction as inspiration for new theories and examples of speculative politics. In dystopian governments, they find locations and forms of resistance. Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction explores a range of political and social theoretical concerns for the twenty-first century. Contributors analyze themes of post-humanism, resistance, agency, political community making, and ethics and politics during the Anthropocene.
Categories: Social Science

Meatsplaining

Meatsplaining

In L. Gruen and F. Probyn-Rapsey (Eds.), Animaladies: Gender, Animals, and Madness. New York: Bloomsbury. Allmer, T. (2015). Critical Theory and Social ...

Author: Jason Hannan

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743327081

Category: Nature

Page: 328

View: 630

The animal agriculture industry, like other profit-driven industries, aggressively seeks to shield itself from public scrutiny. To that end, it uses a distinct set of rhetorical strategies to deflect criticism. These tactics are fundamental to modern animal agriculture but have long evaded critical analysis. In this collection, academic and activist contributors investigate the many forms of denialism perpetuated by the animal agriculture industry. What strategies does the industry use to avoid questions about its inhumane treatment of animals and its impact on the environment and public health? What narratives, myths and fantasies does it promote to sustain its image in the public imagination? ‘powerful, timely and essential’ – David Nibert, author of Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflict ‘Meatsplaining equips us to identify the lies at the heart of animal agriculture. It’s an excellent and timely compilation on an exceedingly vexing problem.’ – Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat and Burger ‘Meatsplaining is the first book to give an apt name to the animal agriculture industry’s relentless campaign of disinformation and denialism ... Written in a clear, lively, and accessible style, Meatsplaining will surely educate the public about the horrors of animal agriculture.’ – Marc Bekoff, author of The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age ‘Cruelty thrives in secrecy, and the meat industry is highly skilled at concealing the routine abuse and misery that flourishes on modern farms. Meatsplaining cuts through the spin, and exposes the meat industry's massive PR machine. It explores how Big Meat uses language, obfuscation, and denial to misdirect the public's attention away from its commodification of sentient animals, environmental devastation, and the looming health crisis caused by eating animals. This book is a must-read for animal advocates, and anyone else who no longer wants to be lied to.’ – Camille Labchuk, Executive Director, Animal Justice ‘This book ... provides a necessary corrective to the fantasy world created by meat industry propaganda. As we grapple with a global zoonotic pandemic and biodiversity crisis, it is urgent for us to ... start thinking clearly about who and what is on our plates.’ – John Sorenson, Brock University
Categories: Nature

Companion Animals and Domestic Violence

Companion Animals and Domestic Violence

In L. Gruen & F. Probyn-Rapsey (Eds.), Animaladies (pp. 89–100). New York: Bloomsbury. Murray, S. (2008). “Why doesn't she just leave?

Author: Nik Taylor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030041250

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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In this book, Nik Taylor and Heather Fraser consider how we might better understand human-animal companionship in the context of domestic violence. The authors advocate an intersectional feminist understanding, drawing on a variety of data from numerous projects they have conducted with people, about their companion animals and links between domestic violence and animal abuse, arguing for a new understanding that enables animals to be constituted as victims of domestic violence in their own right. The chapters analyse the mutual, loving connections that can be formed across species, and in households where there is domestic violence. Companion Animals and Domestic Violence also speaks to the potentially soothing, healing and recovery oriented aspects of human-companion animal relationships before, during and after the violence, and will be of interest to various academic disciplines including social work, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, geography, as well as to professionals working in domestic violence or animal welfare service provision.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Dehumanization

The Routledge Handbook of Dehumanization

Animaladies, London: Bloomsbury. ——. (2018d) “The Methodological is Political,” Radical Philosophy. Issue 2.02, June 2018.

Author: Maria Kronfeldner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429960987

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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A striking feature of atrocities, as seen in genocides, civil wars, or violence against certain racial and ethnic groups, is the attempt to dehumanize — to deny and strip human beings of their humanity. Yet the very nature of dehumanization remains relatively poorly understood. The Routledge Handbook of Dehumanization is the first comprehensive and multidisciplinary reference source on the subject and an outstanding survey of the key concepts, issues, and debates within dehumanization studies. Organized into four parts, the Handbook covers the following topics: The history of dehumanization from Greek Antiquity to the 20th century, contextualizing the oscillating boundaries, dimensions, and hierarchies of humanity in the history of the ‘West’; How dehumanization is contemporarily studied with respect to special contexts: as part of social psychology, as part of legal studies or literary studies, and how it connects to the idea of human rights, disability and eugenics, the question of animals, and the issue of moral standing; How to tackle its complex facets, with respect to the perpetrator’s and the target’s perspective, metadehumanization and selfdehumanization, rehumanization, social death, status and interdependence, as well as the fear we show toward robots that become too human for us; Conceptual and epistemological questions on how to distinguish different forms of dehumanization and neighboring phenomena, on why dehumanization appears so paradoxical, and on its connection to hatred, essentialism, and perception. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, history, psychology, and anthropology, this Handbook will also be of interest to those in related disciplines, such as politics, international relations, criminology, legal studies, literary studies, gender studies, disability studies, or race and ethnic studies, as well as readers from social work, political activism, and public policy.
Categories: Philosophy

Disability and Animality

Disability and Animality

In Animaladies: Gender, Animals, and Madness, edited by Lori Gruen and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey. London: Bloomsbury, 2018: 65–76. Taylor, Chloë.

Author: Stephanie Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000051605

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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The fields of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies are growing rapidly, but how do the implications of these endeavours intersect? Disability and Animality: Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies explores some of the ways that the oppression of more-than-human animals and disabled humans are interconnected. Composed of thirteen chapters by an international team of specialists plus a Foreword by Lori Gruen, the book is divided into four themes: Intersections of Ableism and Speciesism Thinking Animality and Disability together in Political and Moral Theory Neurodiversity and Critical Animals Studies Melancholy, Madness, and Misfits. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral scholars, interested in Animal Studies, Disability Studies, Mad Studies, philosophy, and literary analysis. It will also appeal to those interested in the relationships between speciesism, ableism, saneism, and racism in animal agriculture, culture, built environments, and ethics.
Categories: Social Science

Animal Visions

Animal Visions

In Animaladies: Gender, Species, Madness. Edited by Lori Gruen and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, 1–8. New York: Bloomsbury. Hanrahan, Mairéad. 1998.

Author: Susan Mary Pyke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030038779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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Animal Visions considers how literature responds to the harms of anthropocentricism, working with Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847) and various adaptations of this canonistic novel to show how posthumanist dream writing unsettles the privileging of the human species over other species. Two feminist and post-Freudian responses, Kathy Acker’s poem “Obsession” (1992) and Anne Carson’s “The Glass Essay” (1997) most strongly extend Brontë’s dream writing in this direction. Building on the trope of a ludic Cathy ghost who refuses the containment of logic and reason, these and other adaptations offer the gift of a radical peri-hysteria. This emotional excess is most clearly seen in Kate Bush’s music video “Wuthering Heights” (1978) and Peter Kosminsky’s film Wuthering Heights (1992). Such disturbances make space for a moor love that is particularly evident in Jane Urquhart’s novel Changing Heaven (1989) and, to a lesser extent Sylvia Plath’s poem, “Wuthering Heights” (1961). Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and its most productive afterings make space for co-affective relations between humans and other animal beings. Andrea Arnold’s film Wuthering Heights (2011) and Luis Buñuel’s Abismos de Pasión (1954) also highlight the rupturing split gaze of non-acting animals in their films. In all of these works depictions of intra-active and entangled responses between animals show the potential for dynamic and generative multispecies relations, where the human is one animal amongst the kin of the world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Beyond Nature

Beyond Nature

Scotton, Guy 2018, 'Metaphors and Maladies: Against Psychologizing Speciesism', in Animaladies:Gender,AnimalsandMadness,editedbyLoriGruenandFionaProbyn- ...

Author: Marco Maurizi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004466654

Category: Nature

Page: 220

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In Beyond Nature Maurizi tackles the animal question from an unprecedented perspective: strongly criticizing the abstract moralism that has always characterized animal rights activism, the author proposes a revolutionary, historical-materialistic analysis of the relationship between humans and non-humans.
Categories: Nature

The Judge

The Judge

He - If I keep on telling you that I love you , you may But upon the worst of our animaladies , the Doctor's theory believe me . falls flatly down — that ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015036738832

Category: American wit and humor

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Categories: American wit and humor