Animal equality: language and liberation
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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Review: Animal Equality: Language and LiberationUser Review - Lyn - Goodreads
Language has the power both to reflect our attitudes and to determine them, as we know from the battle for language that is inclusive of women. This book looks at the way our language choices enable ... Read full review
Review: Animal Equality: Language and LiberationUser Review - 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!
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