Focusing on the intersectionality between species

Change. org: An excellent website which promotes many arguments, resources and additional links on Animal Rights, Homelessness, Women’s Rights, Global Warming, Human Trafficking and Health Care and, in doing so, focuses much needed attention on the intersectionalities that exist between humans and other animals.

Hopefully this will encourage more intelligent (deeper) thinking among detractors who unreflectively and uncritically state that, for example that you can be an activist for either  animal rights or human rights but not both/ and (as if the two were mutually incompatiable  and exclusive –  i.e. humans and other animals exist in some sort of splendid ideological, cultural, political, economic, etc. etc. isolation).

Depressingly, such a (willfully) shallow reading is in my experience particularly prevalent within the so-called ‘radical’ academic communities…


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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