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The Resource Beasts of burden : animal and disability liberation, Sunaura Taylor

Beasts of burden : animal and disability liberation, Sunaura Taylor

Label
Beasts of burden : animal and disability liberation
Title
Beasts of burden
Title remainder
animal and disability liberation
Statement of responsibility
Sunaura Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How much of what we understand of ourselves as “human” depends on our physical and mental abilities—how we move (or cannot move) in and interact with the world? And how much of our definition of “human” depends on its difference from “animal”? Drawing on her own experiences as a disabled person, a disability activist, and an animal advocate, author Sunaura Taylor persuades us to think deeply, and sometimes uncomfortably, about what divides the human from the animal, the disabled from the nondisabled—and what it might mean to break down those divisions, to claim the animal and the vulnerable in ourselves, in a process she calls “cripping animal ethics.” Beasts of Burden suggests that issues of disability and animal justice—which have heretofore primarily been presented in opposition—are in fact deeply entangled. Fusing philosophy, memoir, science, and the radical truths these disciplines can bring—whether about factory farming, disability oppression, or our assumptions of human superiority over animals—Taylor draws attention to new worlds of experience and empathy that can open up important avenues of solidarity across species and ability. Beasts of Burden is a wonderfully engaging and elegantly written work, both philosophical and personal, by a brilliant new voice."
Assigning source
--Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
179/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Beasts of burden : animal and disability liberation, Sunaura Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Epiphanies -- Strange but True -- What Is Disability? -- Animal Crips -- Part Two: Cripping Animal Ethics -- The Chimp Who Spoke -- Ableism and Animals -- What Is an Animal? -- The Chimp Who Remembered -- Part Three: I Am an Animal -- Walking Like a Monkey -- Animal Insults -- Claiming Animal -- Part Four: All Natural -- Freak of Nature -- All Animals Are Equal (But Some Are More Equal Than Others) -- Toward a New Table Fellowship -- Romancing the Meat -- Meat: A Natural Disaster -- Part Five: Interdependence -- A Conflict of Needs -- Caring Across Species and Ability -- The Service Dog
Control code
ocn959372484
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 260 pages
Isbn
9781620971284
Lccn
2016035638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0016467124
  • (OCoLC)959372484
Label
Beasts of burden : animal and disability liberation, Sunaura Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Epiphanies -- Strange but True -- What Is Disability? -- Animal Crips -- Part Two: Cripping Animal Ethics -- The Chimp Who Spoke -- Ableism and Animals -- What Is an Animal? -- The Chimp Who Remembered -- Part Three: I Am an Animal -- Walking Like a Monkey -- Animal Insults -- Claiming Animal -- Part Four: All Natural -- Freak of Nature -- All Animals Are Equal (But Some Are More Equal Than Others) -- Toward a New Table Fellowship -- Romancing the Meat -- Meat: A Natural Disaster -- Part Five: Interdependence -- A Conflict of Needs -- Caring Across Species and Ability -- The Service Dog
Control code
ocn959372484
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 260 pages
Isbn
9781620971284
Lccn
2016035638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0016467124
  • (OCoLC)959372484

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