Animal equality: language and liberation

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Ryce Pub., 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 265 pages
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The first book on language and nonhuman oppression, Animal Equality shows that deceptive, biased words sustain injustice toward nonhuman animals. Speciesism, the failure to accord other animals equal consideration and respect, survives through misunderstanding and ignorance.

Contrasting evolutionary reality with popular notions of human uniqueness and superiority, Animal Equality discredits the term "lower animals." Compelling evidence of nonhuman thought and emotion debunks language that characterizes other animals as unreasoning or insensitive.

Vivid exposes of hunting, sport-fishing, zoos, aquariums, vivisection, and "animal agriculture" reveal the cruelty that misleading words legitimize and conceal. Animal Equality leaves no doubt: speciesist abuse relies on euphemism, doublespeak, and other linguistic ploys.

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User Review  - Rift Vegan - Goodreads

Love this author: Joan Dunayer. I have read _Speciesism_ a while ago... many of the same examples are in this book, tho here they seem more complete and there are many More examples. I think the newer book is better, but this book is where the foundation is. A very important read! Read full review

Review: Animal Equality: Language and Liberation

User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

not well that well written, but I agree with it. Read full review

Contents

False Categories
11
Victims Mistaken for Game
45
Cruelty by Deception
63
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Joan Dunayer is a writer, editor, and animal rights advocate. She is the author of Animal Equality: Language and Liberation. Her articles and essays have appeared in magazines, journals, college textbooks, and anthologies. A graduate of Princeton University, she has master's degrees in English literature, English education, and psychology. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

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