The Politics of Species: Reshaping our Relationships with Other Animals

“The Politics of Species. Reshaping our Relationships with Other Animals.”

Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press

Edited by Raymond Corbey and Annette Lanjouw

the politics of species Cambridge 2013 2The assumption that humans are cognitively and morally superior to other animals is fundamental to social democracies and legal systems worldwide. It legitimises treating members of other animal species as inferior to humans. The last few decades have seen a growing awareness of this issue, as evidence continues to show that individuals of many other species have rich mental, emotional and social lives.

Bringing together leading experts from a range of disciplines, this volume identifies the key barriers to a definition of moral respect that includes nonhuman animals. It sets out to increase concern, empathy and inclusiveness by developing strategies that can be used to protect other animals from exploitation in the wild and from suffering in captivity. The chapters link scientific data with normative and philosophical reflections, offering unique insight into controversial issues around the ethical, political and legal status of other species.

Introduction: between exploitation and respectful coexistence

Part I. Moving Beyond Speciesism:
1. How speciesism undermines compassionate conservation and social justice Marc Bekoff
2. The rights of sentient beings: moving beyond old and new speciesism Joan Dunayer
3. Indexically yours: why being human is more like being here than like being water David Livingstone Smith
4. Apeism and racism: reasons and remedies – Edouard Machery
5. ‘Race’ and species in the post-WW2 United Nations discourse on human rights – Raymond Corbey
6. Addressing the animal-industrial complex – Richard Twine

Part II. Sentience and Agency:
7. Humans, dolphins and moral inclusivity Lori Marino
8. The expression of grief in monkeys, apes and other animals Barbara King
9. Great ape mindreading: what’s at stake? – Kristin Andrews
10. Intersubjective engagements without theory of mind: a cross-species comparison – Dan Hutto
11. ‘Unnatural behaviour’: obstacle or insight at the species interface? – Lucy Birkett and Bill McGrew
12. Animals as persons in Sumatra – Jet Bakels
13. Interspecies love: being and becoming with a common ant, Ectatomma ruidum (Roger) – Eben Kirksey

Part III. Towards Respectful Coexistence:
14. Social minds and social selves: redefining the human-alloprimate interface – Agustin Fuentes
15. The human-macaque interface in the Sulawesi Highlands – Erin Riley
16. The fabric of life: linking conservation and welfare – Annette Lanjouw
17. Home flocks: deindustrial domestications on the coop tour – Molly Mullin
18. Entangled empathy: an alternative approach to animal ethics – Lori Gruen
19. Extending human research protections to nonhuman animals – Hope Ferdowsian and Chong Choe
20. The capacity of nonhuman animals for legal personhood and legal rights – Steven Wise

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