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A rational approach to animal rights : extensions in abolitionist theory

Author: Corey Lee Wrenn
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Applying critical sociological theory, this book explores the shortcomings of popular tactics in animal liberation efforts. Building a case for a scientifically-grounded grassroots approach, it is argued that professionalized advocacy that works in the service of theistic, capitalist, patriarchal institutions will find difficulty achieving success.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2015023400
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Corey Lee Wrenn
ISBN: 9781137434654 1137434651
OCLC Number: 930755900
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Contents: Cover ; Half-Title ; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; 1 Rationality and Nonhuman Animal Rights ; The abolitionist departure ; The reign of irrationality in Nonhuman Animal rights activism ; An appeal to reason ; Building a rational approach. 2 Irrationalities in Welfarist Organizational Pathways A sociological perspective on Nonhuman Animal rights mobilization ; Social movement rationalization ; The irrationality of rational organization ; A new age of rationalization ; A working compromise in rationality. 3 Rational Advocacy and the Logic of Persuasion Cognition and behavior change ; Analogizing single-issue campaigning ; Revisiting other popular tactics ; 4 Reconciling Gender and Rationality ; Individualism, feminism, and Nonhuman Animal rights advocacy. Patriarchy and the production of knowledge and reality Power, politics, and science ; A feminist-positive approach to rationality in Nonhuman Animal rights ; 5 Problematizing Post-Race Ideology ; The invisibility of race in Nonhuman Animal advocacy. Nonhuman Animal advocacy as a project of racism Authentic abolitionism ; 6 The Case for Secular Activism ; Religion and oppression ; Faith-based outreach ; Authority and resistance ; Atheism in the anthroparchy ; 7 Conclusion ; Minding the evidence ; An intersectional approach.
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