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An Unnatural Order: Uncovering the Roots of Our Domination of Nature and Each Other

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A text which examines how we have created such a violent society and what needs to be done to reestablish our sense of kinship with living nature.
Paperback, 319 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Continuum (first published 1993)
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Jacqueline
Gives a poignant account and perspective on how humans came to think of themselves as superior all-deserving "stewards" of the land. Lots of historical insights. Very educational.
David Agranoff
I read this too long ago to write a valid review, but this is fantastic groundbreaking environmental book everyone should read. changed my life.
Zsuzsanna
History of our connection to the animal world. I've used this book as a history guide as well.
Jeffrey Cohan
It is hard for me to dislike a book that posits the important and well-supported idea that the oppression of animals is the root of all oppression.

But while slogging through "An Unnatural Order," I found myself writing "that's b.s." far too often.

Jim Mason is a likeable guy and his book does offer a few interesting insights and ideas.

But "Unnatural" is disorganized, repetitive, unfocused, and, in some places, ridiculous.

Mason tries to achieve an academic tone without going to the trouble of doin
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Hope Ferdowsian
Excellent historical account of the origins of dominionism. Incredibly intriguing, with profound implications for how we could effectively address racism, sexism, and speciesism. Surprisingly optimistic.
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