Download e-book for iPad: A Rational Approach to Animal Rights: Extensions in by Corey Wrenn

By Corey Wrenn

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ISBN-13: 9781137434654

ISBN-10: 1349552674

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Using severe sociological idea, this e-book explores the shortcomings of well known strategies in animal liberation efforts. construction a case for a scientifically-grounded grassroots strategy, it's argued that professionalized advocacy that works within the carrier of theistic, capitalist, patriarchal associations will locate hassle reaching luck.

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A rational approach will necessarily aggravate this gender typing. The history of rationality is examined in this chapter as a means of disadvantaging women and other animals in general society but also within the Nonhuman Animal rights movement. First, masculinized rationality has been elevated in the movement to the effect of marginalizing female-identified advocates. Second, it seems to have been illapplied to the improvement of tactics and theory, particularly in regard to campaigns that rely on sexism, sexual objectification, and sexualized violence against women.

If others are able to follow the methodology and come up with a falsifying outcome, this would challenge the theory; if others come up with a similar result, this would lend weight to the theory. Fully disclosed procedures keep the process honest and invite others to test the theory as well. Another important consideration is the recognition of more than one appropriate method. No single form of analysis can provide a complete picture. For example, employing d statistical analysis would provide a more accusurveys, interviews, and rate result than using only one of those methods.

I will also examine the underappreciated role of radical protest in challenging taken-for-granted advocacy repertoires, the irrationalities of concentrated power, and the ideologies that support them. Extending Francione’s welfarist typology, professionalized welfarist organizations are defined as those which have achieved non-profit status, expend considerable portions of their resources on fundraising, and have compromised their tactics in a way that prioritizes welfare reform, single-issue campaigning, social services, and reductionism in consumption patterns (rather than veganism).

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