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Constructing Ecoterrorism: Capitalism, Speciesism and Animal Rights
Animal rights is an important social justice movement, and the animal rights movement presents ethical and political challenges to deeply rooted structures of violence and exploitation, challenging ideologies of capitalism and speciesism. Corporate interests that form the animal industrial complex understand the animal rights movement as a threat to their profits and have ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published April 2nd 2016 by Fernwood Publishing
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I really loved Sorenson's Critical Animal Studies Collection so I was happy to get my hands on his new book. The book focuses on how government and non-environmental (oil industries, animal agriculture) organizations have worked to construct environmental, animal rights and social justice activists as violent terrorists, despite an actual lack of violence, and the consequences for this in terms of infringement on their civil liberties and legal right to protest. He mostly focuses on Canada and t ...more
John Sorenson is a full professor in the Sociology department at Brock University, where he gives courses on animals and society, racism, and corporate globalization. Much of his research has been on war, nationalism and refugees. His current research concerns the exploitation of animals, representation of animals and animal rights as a social justice movement.