Animal Equality: Language and Liberation

May 15, 2001|
Animal Equality: Language and Liberation by Joan Dunayer
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The first book on language and nonhuman oppression--and the most progressive animal-rights book to date--Animal Equality shows that deceptive, biased words sustain injustice toward nonhuman animals. Speciesism (prejudice against nonhuman animals) survives through lies. Animal Equality's compelling evidence of nonhuman thought and emotion debunks language that characterizes other animals as unreasoning or insensitive. Vivid descriptions of hunting, sportfishing, zoos, aquaprisons, vivisection, and food-industry captivity and slaughter reveal the cruelty that misleading words legitimize and conceal. Animal Equality also uncovers the speciesist attitudes and practices underlying much sexist and racist language. Every animal--nonhuman or human--deserves equal consideration and protection, Joan Dunayer argues. Offering pronoun, vocabulary, and style guidelines, she proposes new language that will bring us closer to nonhuman liberation.

Joan Dunayer is a writer whose publications include articles on a wide range of animal-rights and language issues. Her work has appeared in magazines, journals, college English textbooks, and anthologies. A former college English instructor, she has master's degrees in English education, English literature, and psychology. Animal Equal...
Title:Animal Equality: Language and Liberation
Product dimensions:9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Published:May 15, 2001
Publisher:Ryce Pub
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780970647559

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