Animal philosophy and theory not only decenter the human; they also offer ways to question and challenge white privilege; to question masculine privilege and challenge patriarchy; and to question “American exceptionalism” and challenge xenophobia. It is important to understand the link between animal exploitation and other means of oppression—including Western definitions of the “human” as white and masculine, the role of Western colonialism in promoting meat and dairy, and the interaction between misogyny and the use of animals. The lecture will highlight the insights that arise through a dialogue between engaged animal ethics and the critique of contemporary political attitudes and actions.
Where? Withers Hall, Room 232A
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Withers Hall, 101 Lampe Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27607