Animal Rights/human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2002 - Nature - 269 pages
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This accessible and cutting-edge work offers a new look at the history of western "civilization," one that brings into focus the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals. Nibert argues persuasively that throughout history the exploitation of other animals has gone hand in hand with the oppression of women, people of color, and other oppressed groups. He maintains that the oppression both of humans and of other species of animals is inextricably tangled within the structure of social arrangements. Nibert asserts that human use and mistreatment of other animals are not natural and do little to further the human condition. Nibert's analysis emphasizes the economic and elite-driven character of prejudice, discrimination, and institutionalized repression of humans and other animals. His examination of the economic entanglements of the oppression of human and other animals is supplemented with an analysis of ideological forces and the use of state power in this sociological expose of the grotesque uses of the oppressed, past and present. Nibert suggests that the liberation of devalued groups of humans is unlikely in a world that uses other animals as fodder for the continual growth and expansion of transnational corporations and, conversely, that animal liberation cannot take place when humans continue to be exploited and oppressed.
  

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This book was extremely educational and eye-opening, and it made quite an impact on me. I have taken three university courses from David Nibert, and found him to be a very intelligent and passionate ... Read full review

Review: Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)

User Review  - Miroku Nemeth - Goodreads

One of the most amazingly comprehensive and compassionate books I have ever read on the reality of systems of oppression. Read full review

Contents

Toward a Sociological Analysis of Animal Oppression
1
Economic Basis of Animal Oppression
21
Capitalist Expansion and Oppression
56
The Growth of Agribusiness and Global Oppression
101
Oppression and the Capitalist State
142
The Social Construction of Speciesist Reality
195
Toward a United Struggle against Oppression
236
Index
257
About the Author
269
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About the author (2002)

David Nibert is a former tenant organizer and community activist who is now associate professor of sociology at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. He is author of Hitting the Lottery Jackpot: State Governments and the Taxing of Dreams (Monthly Review Press, 2000) and articles in such journals as Critical Sociology, Society & Animals, and Race, Gender & Class.

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