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When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

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Winner, 2020 ASCA Book Award, given by the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis

A groundbreaking argument for the political rights of animals




In When Animals Speak, Eva Meijer develops a new, ground-breaking theory of language and politics, arguing that non-human animals speak--and, most importantly, act--politically. From geese and squid to worms and dogs, she highlig
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by New York University Press
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Corvus
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Animals Speak by Eva Meijer is an extremely important academic contribution to animal studies and to the world at large. With an astute examination and interpretation of a vast amount of literature, case studies, experiments, philosophy, and other means, Meijer takes our current conceptions of others animals' abilities to communicate, behave, organize, and act to a new and very necessary level. I read a lot of books centering other animals from the more popular and political side to the ve ...more
Leanne
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Of course animals speak!” says Eva Meijir, in her thrilling new book When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy.

According to the philosophical tradition since the time of Descartes, however, animals were not granted with language, which also meant they did not have minds or souls. Modern philosophy posited two distinct substances in the world: bodies, which obey the laws of physics and are mechanistic; and minds, which are non-physical and eternal. The soul-less bodies of animals were
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Nadja
Jun 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I loved the topic and the ideas presented, but it was a bit too theoretical and academic of a read for me.
Roma
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Must read for every animal advocate - and for everyone who isn't yet. ...more
Linda Widar
Jul 19, 2020 rated it liked it
I denna bok finner man viktig kunskap om djurens kommunikation, hur den ser ut och fungerar. Otroligt intressant läsning som vidgar synen på djuren och deras inre livsvärld. Innehållet är vetenskapligt formulerat vilket inte är ett problem så länge man är bekant och bekväm med att läsa forskningsbaserade texter. Om man är obekant med ett sådant format kan nog boken uppfattas en smula torr. Något rörig i dispositionen och stundtals något repetitiv.
Klart värd att läsa i kunskaps utvidgande syfte!
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Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, nature
This is an important book in our changing world. We have to learn to look at things differently, and this book is a step in the direction of how we think of non-human animals and how we should be less anthropocentric. What we really need to consider beyond the rights of animals is the rights of nature.
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Born in 1980, Eva Meijer is an artist, writer, philosopher and singer-songwriter.

She works in different media, ranging from performance art, music theatre, installations, video's, drawings and photographs to toys for pigs.

Eva released four albums and two EP's, and she played concerts in The Netherlands, England and the US (NYC, Texas, California). More information and music can be found here.

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