Sister Species

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
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Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justiceaddresses interconnections between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia, clarifying why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must challenge intersecting forms of oppression. This anthology presents bold and gripping--sometimes horrifying--personal narratives from fourteen activists who have personally explored links of oppression between humans and animals, including such exploitative enterprises as cockfighting, factory farming, vivisection, and the bushmeat trade. Sister Speciesasks readers to rethink how they view "others," how they affect animals with their daily choices, and how they might bring change for all who are abused. These essays remind readers that women have always been important to social justice and animal advocacy, and they urge each of us to recognize the links that continue to bind all oppressed individuals. The astonishing honesty of these contributors demonstrates with painful clarity why every woman should be an animal activist and why every animal activist should be a feminist. Contributors are Carol J. Adams, Tara Sophia Bahna-James, Karen Davis, Elizabeth Jane Farians, Hope Ferdowsian, Linda Fisher, Twyla Fran ois, Christine Garcia, A. Breeze Harper, Sangamithra Iyer, Pattrice Jones, Lisa Kemmerer, Allison Lance, Ingrid Newkirk, Lauren Ornelas, and Miyun Park.

Author Biography

Lisa Kemmerer, associate professor of philosophy and religion at Montana state University, Billings, is an artist, activist, and wilderness adventurer who has travelled the world extensively. She is the author of in search of Consistency. Ethics and animals and curly tails Cloven Hooves, a poetry chapbook.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Fighting Cocks: Ecofeminism Versus Sexualized Violencep. 45
From Rural Roots to Angels' Wingsp. 57
Are You Waving at Me?p. 65
Connections: Speciesism, Racism, and Whiteness as the Normp. 72
Fighting "Other"p. 79
Small Small Redemptionp. 87
Compassion Without Bordersp. 97
Theology and Animalsp. 102
Freeing Feathered Spiritsp. 110
The Art of Truth-Telling: Theater As Compassionate Action and Social Changep. 117
From Hunting Grounds to Chicken Rights: My Story In An Eggshellp. 127
Isn't Justice Supposed to Be Blind? Practicing Animal Lawp. 141
An Appetite For Justicep. 152
A Magical Talismanp. 161
Appendix: Factory Farming and Femalesp. 173
Indexp. 187
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