The Journal for Critical Animal Studies

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Now in its sixth year, the Journal for Critical Animal Studies was established for the purpose of fostering academic study of critical animal issues in contemporary society. While animal studies are increasingly becoming a field of importance in the academy, much work being done under this moniker take a reformist or depoliticized approach that fails to mount more serious critique of underlying issues of political economy and speciesist philosophy.

The Journal for Critical Animal Studies is an interdisciplinary journal with an emphasis on animal liberation philosophy and policy issues. This journal was designed to build up the common activist’s knowledge of animal liberation while at the same time appealing to academic specialists to address the important topic of animal liberation. We encourage and actively pursue a diversity of viewpoints of contributors from the frontlines of activism to academics. We have created the journal for the purpose of facilitating communication between the many diverse perspectives of the animal rights movement. Thus, we especially encourage submissions that seek to create new syntheses between differing disputing parties and to explore paradigms not currently examined.

The Journal for Critical Animal Studies is open to all scholars and activists. While the research and perspectives will differ, the editing of the pieces will be peer-reviewed for quality and originality. We encourage and actively pursue a diversity of viewpoints and topics.  The journal was established for the purpose of fostering academic study of critical animal issues in contemporary society. While animal studies are increasingly becoming a field of importance in the academy, much work being done under this moniker take a reformist or depoliticized approach that fails to mount more serious critique of underlying issues of political economy and speciesist philosophy.

As the current Editor-in-Chief I would welcome any feedback on the Journal generally (articles, topics, themes, format etc.) and would also openly welcome submissions to the Journal to be considered for peer-review.

The latest issue, which is free to access and download, can be found *here*. The links in the left-hand margin will provide more detail on JCAS, Archived issues, the Editorial Board, Guidelines for Authors, Suggested Topics, and other relevant publications.

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Please also take a moment to have a look at the incredible Institute for Critical Animal Studies and the key departments, programs, and centers it devlops in order to  focus on critical animal studies and to eliminate from higher education all aspects of animal oppression.

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About Richard J White

I am currently employed as a Reader in Human Geography. Having completed my doctoral thesis at The University of Leicester (Department of Geography) I worked as Research Assistant at The University of Warwick (Institute for Employment Research). I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in Economic Geography in 2006, and was the Course Leader for the B.A. (Hons) Human Geography degree between 2013-2015. Teaching Interests I have a broad interest in many radical approaches within both Human Geography, and other related social sciences. My particular expertise explores alternative/ post-capitalist forms of work and organization; anarchist and dissident geographies; geographies of activism and resistance; and critical animal geographies.
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