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Disability and Animality
Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies

ISBN 9780367856755
Published April 15, 2020 by Routledge
298 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The fields of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies are growing rapidly, but how do the implications of these endeavours intersect? Disability and Animality: Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies explores some of the ways that the oppression of more-than-human animals and disabled humans are interconnected.

Composed of thirteen chapters by an international team of specialists plus a Foreword by Lori Gruen, the book is divided into four themes:

  • Intersections of Ableism and Speciesism

  • Thinking Animality and Disability together in Political and Moral Theory

  • Neurodiversity and Critical Animals Studies

  • Melancholy, Madness, and Misfits.

This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral scholars, interested in Animal Studies, Disability Studies, Mad Studies, philosophy, and literary analysis. It will also appeal to those interested in the relationships between speciesism, ableism, saneism, and racism in animal agriculture, culture, built environments, and ethics.

Table of Contents

Introduction;  Part I: Intersections of Ableism and Speciesism;  1. Animal Crips;  2. Productive Bodies: How Neoliberalism Makes and Unmakes Disability in Human and Non-human Animals;  3. Zoos, Circuses and Freak Shows: A Cross-Movement Analysis;  4. Disability and the Ahuman: A Story about a Dog, a Duck, and the Woman who Cared for Them;  Part II: Thinking Animality and Disability together in Political and Moral Theory;  5. Against Performance Criteria;  6. Service Dogs: Between Animal Studies and Disability Studies;  7. Veganism as Universal Design: Accommodation and Inclusion in Law and Social Justice Praxis;  Part III: Neurodiversity and Critical Animal Studies;  8. Lost in Translation: Temple Grandin, Humane Meat, and The Myth of Consent;  9. Disrupting Temple Grandin: Resisting a ‘Humane’ Face for Autistic and Animal Oppression;  10. Cripping Mad Cow Disease;  Part IV: Melancholy, Madness, and Misfits;  11. Vegan Madness: Han Kang’s The Vegetarian;  12. ‘There, there’: Disability, Animality, and the Allegory of Elizabeth Costello;  13. Of Gimps, Gastropods and Grief: Feminist New Materialist Reflections on Elizabeth Tova Bailey’s The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating.

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Stephanie Jenkins is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University.

Kelly Struthers Montford is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Chloë Taylor is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Alberta.