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When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

Eva Meijer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479859351
eISBN:
9781479815661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859351.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book develops a theory of political animal voices in three steps. The first part focuses on language. Drawing on insights from recent studies in biology and ethology, it challenges a view of ... More


From Animal Languages to Interspecies Worlds

Eva Meijer

in When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479859351
eISBN:
9781479815661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859351.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter investigates how we can conceptualize language games between animals of different species, specifically focusing on human/non-human animal relations, and the author explores the role ... More


Animal Activism and Interspecies Change

Eva Meijer

in When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479859351
eISBN:
9781479815661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859351.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In Chapter 7, the author focuses on the role of non-human animals as agents of social and political change. This role is not usually acknowledged in theory or in animal activism, because non-human ... More


Animals and the State: Citizenship, Sovereignty, and Reformulating Politics

Eva Meijer

in When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479859351
eISBN:
9781479815661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859351.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 5 draws on recent work in the so-called “political turn” in animal ethics, most notably Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka’s political theory of non-human animal rights, to discuss how these ... More


Conclusion: Thinking with Animals

Eva Meijer

in When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479859351
eISBN:
9781479815661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859351.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The conclusion discusses thinking with other animals, arguing that we need to take their agency into account in writing about them. In the second half of the conclusion, the author draws general ... More


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