An Unnatural Order: The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature (Google eBook)

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Lantern Books, Jan 1, 2005 - Nature - 319 pages
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"An eloquent, important plea for a total rethinking of our relationship to the animal world. Mason analyzes the West's 'dominionist' worldview, which exalts humans as overlords and owners of other life.... His powerfully argued manifesto will change many readers' attitudes toward hamburgers, animal experimentation, hunting, and circuses." -Publishers Weekly First published by Simon & Schuster in 1993 and then by Continuum in 1998, Jim Mason's An Unnatural Order has become a classic. Now in a new Lantern edition, the book explores, from an anthropological, sociocultural, and holistic perspective, how and why we have cut ourselves off from other animals and the natural world, and the toll this has taken on our consciousness, our ability to steward nature wisely, and the will to control our own tendencies Jim Mason is an attorney, journalist, lecturer, and coauthor (with Peter Singer) of Animal Factories (1990) and The Ethics of What We Eat (2005).
  

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I read this too long ago to write a valid review, but this is fantastic groundbreaking environmental book everyone should read. changed my life. Read full review

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Gives a poignant account and perspective on how humans came to think of themselves as superior all-deserving "stewards" of the land. Lots of historical insights. Very educational. Read full review

Contents

Preface
11
Dominionism Identified
21
Before Agriculture A World Alive and Ensouled
50
Animals The Most Moving Things in the World
91
Agriculture A New Relationship with Nature a New World Order for Living Beings
118
Misothery and the Reduction of Animals and Nature
158
Misogyny and the Reduction of Women and Female Power
186
Racism and Colonialism Dominating Lands and Others
210
Rituals of Dominionism Then and Now
242
Beyond Dominionism
269
References
299
Index
310
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Jim Mason is an attorney, journalist, lecturer, and coauthor (with Peter Singer) of Animal Factories (1990) and The Ethics of What We Eat (2005).

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