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Animal oppression and capitalism

Author: David Alan Nibert; Sue Coe
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This set calls into question the capitalist system at a point in human history when inequality and the imbalance in the distribution of wealth are growing domestically and internationally. Expert contributors show why the oppression of animals--particularly the use of other animals as food--is increasingly being linked to unfavorable climate change and the depletion of fresh water and other vital resources.
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Animal oppression and capitalism.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
(DLC) 2017003395
(OCoLC)963344600
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Alan Nibert; Sue Coe
ISBN: 9781440850745 1440850747
OCLC Number: 985447781
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Volume 1: The oppression of non-human animals as sources of food. Introduction --
The chicken-industrial complex and elite white men: connecting the oppression of humans and other animals --
Hiding and legitimating oppression in "dairy product" advertising --
"Happy cow" welfarist ideology and the Swedish "milk crisis": a crisis of romanticized oppression --
"The problem is not the people, it's the system": the Canadian animal-industrial complex --
The presence of "pork" and the absence of pigs: changing stories of pigs and people in Iowa --
Oceans filled with agony: fish oppression driven by capitalist commodification --
The "dog meat" trade and China's urban-based development --
Nonhuman animals as "high-quality protein": insistence on the consumption of "meat" and "dairy" in the Estonian nutrition recommendations --
Deadly efficiency: the impact of capitalist production on the "meat" industry, slaughterhouse workers, and nonhuman animals --
Nonhuman animals as food in biocapitalism --
New weapons: "humane farming," biopolitics, and the post-commodity fetish --
Why even the oppressed are responsible for their food choices: rejecting the capitalist "recipe book" --
Capitalizing on nature, naturalizing capitalism: an analysis of the "livestock revolution," planetary boundaries, and green tendencies in the animal-industrial complex --
Volume 2. The oppressive and destructive role of capitalism. Capitalism and speciesism --
Property, profit, and (re)production: a bird's-eye view --
Slaves to entertainment: manufacturing consent for orcas in captivity --
Zoobiz: the conservation of business? --
The ABCs of vivisection: (nonhuman) animals, brutality, and capitalism --
"Wild animals" as goods, chattel, and perpetual victims in post-apartheid South Africa --
Capitalism and masculinity: kangaroo killing in Australia --
The roots of the sixth mass extinction --
Toward a vegan feminist theory of the state --
Nonhuman animal metaphors and the reinforcement of homophobia and heterosexism --
Ideological monkey wrenching: nonhuman animal politics beyond suffering --
Capitalism and the commodification of animals: the need for critical vegan praxis, animated by anarchism --
The business of revolution is counterrevolutionary --
Afterword: animals, capitalism, and liberation.
Responsibility: David Nibert, editor ; art by Sue Coe.

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This set calls into question the capitalist system at a point in human history when inequality and the imbalance in the distribution of wealth are growing domestically and internationally. Expert contributors show why the oppression of animals--particularly the use of other animals as food--is increasingly being linked to unfavorable climate change and the depletion of fresh water and other vital resources.

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