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Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

Michael Lundblad and Marianne DeKoven


Why has the academy struggled to link advocacy for animals to advocacy for various human groups? Within cultural studies, in which advocacy can take the form of a theoretical intervention, scholars have resisted arguments that add “species” to race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and other human-identity categories as a site for critical analysis. This book considers whether cultural studies should pay more attention to animal advocacy and whether, in turn, animal studies should pay more attention to questions raised by cultural theory. The chapters explore these issues particularly in ... More

Keywords: animal advocacy, animal studies, cultural theory, humane treatment, animals, species, cultural studies, humans

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231152839
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231152839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Lundblad, editor
University of Oslo

Marianne DeKoven, editor

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