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Vegan Entanglements

Dismantling Racial and Carceral Capitalism

  •    27.50 paperback
  •    12.99 eBook
  •    256 pages pages
  •    6 x 9
  •    Paperback, eBook
  • Paperback ISBN  978-1-59056-660-2
  • eBook ISBN  978-1-59056-661-9
  • Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
  • Publication Date: February 2022


Scholarly and personal essays on the intersections of the prison-industrial complex, industrial animal agriculture, and capitalism.

Vegan Entanglements: Dismantling Racial and Carceral Veganism invites over 15 activists, scholars, and journalists to grapple with some of the most topical issues facing the animal protection movement, specifically its historical dependence on the prison- and immigration- industrial complexes and the carceral logics that inform and normalize the violence of incarceration and deportation. The contributors to this collection not only dissect and interrogate this relationship between the animal welfare movement and carcerality, surveillance, white supremacy, and capitalism, but offer concrete tactics for activists, non-profits, and other stakeholders to create a more equitable animal welfare movement based upon abolition and collective liberation. 


“An innovative, powerful, and timely collection. . . . It is a must-read for scholars and activists interested in social justice, environmental justice, animal rights, and total liberation.”—S. Marek Muller, author, Impersonating Animals: Rhetoric, Ecofeminism, and Animal Rights Law

“For those seeking an end to the interlocking systems of oppression, the anti-carceral perspectives in this collection offer insights into emptying all cages and keeping them empty for generations to come.”—Amber E. George, Editor, Journal for Critical Animal Studies (JCAS)

“This essential collection poignantly highlights the necessity for everyone involved in the struggle for justice for other animals to look beyond carceral solutions and to recognize, and work against, the social structural forces that bind and drive all forms of oppression.”—David Nibert, Professor of Sociology, Wittenberg University

“Scholar-activism at its best. . . . Read this book closely and with an open mind, and check your own privilege and assumptions concerning effective vegan activism.”—Nathan Poirier, M.S, Co-director of Students for Critical Animal Studies

“A powerful, intersectional, radical text that moves social justice, critical animal studies, inclusion, and total liberation forward.”—Anthony J. Nocella II, co-editor, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?

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