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Beasts of Burden free pdf How much of what we understand of ourselves as human depends on our physical and mental abilities how we move (or cannot move) in and interact with the world? And how much of our definition of human depends on its difference from animal ? Drawing on her own experiences as a disabled person, a disability activist, and an animal advocate, author Sunaura Taylor persuades us to think deeply, and sometimes uncomfortably, about what divides the human from the animal, the disabled from the nondisabled and what it might mean to break down those divisions, to claim the animal and the vulnerable in ourselves, in a process she calls cripping animal ethics. "Beasts of Burden" suggests that issues of disability and animal justice which have heretofore primarily been presented in opposition are in fact deeply entangled. Fusing philosophy, memoir, science, and the radical truths these disciplines can bring whether about factory farming, disability oppression, or our assumptions of human superiority over animals Taylor draws attention to new worlds of experience and empathy that can open up important avenues of solidarity across species and ability. An ethical inquiry into the deepest questions of being in the world, "Beasts of Burden" is a wonderfully engaging and elegantly written work, both philosophical and personal, by a brilliant debut author."

About Sunaura Taylor

Sunaura Taylor is an artist and writer based in New York City. She has written for AlterNet, "American Quarterly," "BOMB," the "Monthly Review," "Qui Parle," and "Yes! Magazine." She has contributed to the books "Ecofeminism," "Defiant Daughters," "Occupy!," "Stay Solid," and "Infinite City." Taylor and Judith Butler's conversation is featured in the film "Examined Life" and the book of the same title, published by The New Press.

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Author : Sunaura Taylor
Publisher : The New Press
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ISBN : 1620971283
EAN : 9781620971284
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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