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Disability and Animality

Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies, 1st Edition

Edited by Stephanie Jenkins, Kelly Struthers Montford, Chloë Taylor


304 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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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

Foreword by Lori Gruen

Introduction by Chloë Taylor, Stephanie Jenkins, and Kelly Struthers Montford

Part I: Intersections of Ableism and Speciesism

1. Animal Crips

Sunaura Taylor

2. Productive Bodies: How Neoliberalism Makes and Unmakes Disability in Human and Non-human Animals

Kelly Somers and Karen Soldatic

3. Zoos, Circuses and Freak Shows: A Cross-Movement Analysis

Sammy Jo Johnson

4. Disability and the Ahuman: A Story about a Dog, a Duck, and the Woman who Cared for Them

Agnes Trzak

Part II: Thinking Animality and Disability together in Political and Moral Theory

5. Against Performance Criteria

Stephanie Jenkins

6. Service Dogs: Between Animal Studies and Disability Studies

Kelly Oliver

7. Veganism as Universal Design: Accommodation and Inclusion in Law and Social Justice Praxis

Chloë Taylor and Kelly Struthers Montford

Part III: Neurodiversity and Critical Animal Studies

8. Lost in Translation: Temple Grandin, Humane Meat, and The Myth of Consent

Vasile Stǎnescu and Debs Stǎnescu

9. Disrupting Temple Grandin: Resisting a ‘Humane’ Face for Autistic and Animal Oppression

Vittoria Lion

10. Cripping Mad Cow Disease

Hallie Abelman

Part IV: Melancholy, Madness, and Misfits

11. Vegan Madness: Han Kang’s The Vegetarian

Chloë Taylor

12. ‘There, there’: Disability, Animality, and the Allegory of Elizabeth Costello

A. Marie Houser

13. Of Gimps, Gastropods and Grief: Feminist New Materialist Reflections on Elizabeth Tova Bailey’s The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Chloë Taylor

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities

Advances in Critical Diversities provides an exciting new publishing space to critically consider practices, meanings and understandings of "diversity," inequality and identity across time and place. The book series will have a particular focus on developing an extended conceptualization of diversity and division which incorporates dimensions of political, social, economic and cultural, as well as the bodily and intimate, to consider how diversity is lived-in, inhabited, mobilised and refused.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General