Towards Trans-species Social and Spatial Justice through Critical Animal Geographies, Anarchist Praxis and a Total Liberation ethic.

WHITE, Richard (2021). Towards Trans-species Social and Spatial Justice through Critical Animal Geographies, Anarchist Praxis and a Total Liberation ethic. In: A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies. Edward Elgar.

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    Abstract

    This chapter invites us to consider how critical animal geographies, anarchist praxis and a Total Liberation ethics offer a means of urging and ensuring a more just trans-species praxis, one which champions liberation and non-violent connections with all animals (human included). Matsuoka and Sorenson's (2018, p. 15) defined trans-species social justice as, "social justice beyond the limit of concern for human animals". It is important, however that “spatial” geographies of justice are also given due recognition: trans-species violence is always deeply embedded within time and space (see White and Springer, 2018). Thus, in addition to being critically attentive to the why of trans-species (non) violence, or (in)justice as other disciplines are, there is something of immeasurable value and significance to be gained by focusing on the "the how and where of violence" (Springer, 2011, 90). Such attention is urgently needed. For, if nothing else, the ongoing crises and precarity that dominate the Anthropocene epoch indicate with absolute clarity and certainty that “we are at a critical point for the human species in its relations with the rest of nature” (Cudworth and Hobden, 2018, p. 8)

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is a draft chapter. The final version will be available in "A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies" forthcoming 2021, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 09:43
    Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 09:45
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26596

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