Animal Oppression and Capitalism [2 volumes]

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David Nibert
ABC-CLIO, Sep 8, 2017 - Nature - 644 pages

Most traditional narratives portray humanity's use of other animals as natural and necessary for human social development and present the idea that capitalism is generally a positive force in the world. But is this worldview accurate, or just a convenient, easy-to-accept way to ignore what is really happening—a systematic oppression of animals that simultaneously results in environmental destruction and places insurmountable obstacles in the path to a sustainable and peaceful future?

David Nibert's Animal Oppression and Capitalism is a timely two-volume set that 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. Readers will also learn about the tragic connections between the production of animal products and global hunger and expanded regional violence and warfare, and they will understand how many common human health problems—including heart attacks, strokes, and various forms of cancer—develop as a result of consuming animal products.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The ChickenIndustrial Complex and Elite White Men Connecting the Oppression of Humans and Other Animals
1
Machine Cow Sue Coe
18
Chapter 2 Hiding and Legitimating Oppression in Dairy Product Advertising
19
Chapter 3 Happy Cow Welfarist Ideology and the Swedish Milk Crisis A Crisis of Romanticized Oppression
34
Maggots Crated Sue Coe
56
Chapter 4 The Problem Is Not the People Its the System The Canadian AnimalIndustrial Complex
57
Chapter 5 The Presence of Pork and the Absence of Pigs Changing Stories of Pigs and People in Iowa
76
You Consume Their Terror Sue Coe
95
Cruel Sue Coe
313
Chapter 1 Capitalism and Speciesism
1
Chapter 2 Property Profit and ReProduction A BirdsEye View
31
Circus Train Crash Sue Coe
49
Chapter 3 Slaves to Entertainment Manufacturing Consent for Orcas in Captivity
50
Chapter 4 ZooBiz The Conservation of Business?
71
Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die Sue Coe
100
Chapter 5 The ABCs of Vivisection Nonhuman Animals Brutality and Capitalism
101

Chapter 6 Oceans Filled with Agony Fish Oppression Driven by Capitalist Commodification
96
Chapter 7 The Dog Meat Trade and Chinas UrbanBased Development
118
Chapter 8 Nonhuman Animals as HighQuality Protein Insistence on the Consumption of Meat and Dairy in the Estonian Nutrition Recommendations
140
Meat Flies Sue Coe
166
Chapter 9 Deadly Efficiency The Impact of Capitalist Production on the Meat Industry Slaughterhouse Workers and Nonhuman Animals
167
Chapter 10 Nonhuman Animals as Food in Biocapitalism
184
Chapter 11 New Weapons Humane Farming Biopolitics and the PostCommodity Fetish
209
Factory Pharm Sue Coe
229
Chapter 12 Why Even the Oppressed Are Responsible for Their Food Choices Rejecting the Capitalist Recipe Book
230
Chapter 13 Capitalizing on Nature Naturalizing Capitalism An Analysis of the Livestock Revolution Planetary Boundaries and Green Tendencies in th...
259
Index
277
About the Contributors
293
Cover
303
Title Page
306
Copyright
307
Dedication
308
Contents
310
Unwanted Sue Coe
115
Chapter 6 Wild Animals as Goods Chattel and Perpetual Victims in PostApartheid South Africa
116
Chapter 7 Capitalism and Masculinity Kangaroo Killing in Australia
151
Chapter 8 The Roots of the Sixth Mass Extinction
167
Triumph of Capitalism Sue Coe
200
Chapter 9 Toward a Vegan Feminist Theory of the State
201
Chapter 10 Nonhuman Animal Metaphors and the Reinforcement of Homophobia and Heterosexism
231
Workers of the World Sue Coe
251
Chapter 11 Ideological Monkey Wrenching Nonhuman Animal Politics beyond Suffering
252
Chapter 12 Capitalism and the Commodification of Animals The Need for Critical Vegan Praxis Animated by Anarchism
270
Liberator or Terrorist? Sue Coe
294
Chapter 13 The Business of Revolution is Counterrevolutionary
295
Afterword Animals Capitalism and Liberation
313
Index
325
About the Contributors
347
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David Nibert, a former tenant organizer and community activist, is an award-winning writer and professor at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, where he teaches courses on animals and society, global change, and social stratification.

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