Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights by Bob Torres

By Bob Torres

Recommend to the common leftist that animals will be a part of broader liberation struggles and—once they cease laughing—you'll end up casually brushed aside. With a spotlight on exertions, estate, and the lifetime of commodities, Making a Killing comprises key insights into the huge nature of domination, strength, and hierarchy. It explores the intersections among human and animal oppressions relating to the exploitative dynamics of capitalism. Combining nuts-and-bolts Marxist political economic climate, a pluralistic anarchist critique, in addition to a searing evaluation of the animal rights circulation, Bob Torres demanding situations traditional anti-capitalist pondering and convincingly advocates for the abolition of animals in industry—and at the dinner plate.
Making A Killing is bound to spark broad debate within the animal rights and anarchist routine for years to come.

Table Of Contents:
I Taking Equality Seriously
II Chained Commodities
III estate, Violence, and the Roots of Oppression
IV Animal Rights and Wrongs
V you can't purchase the Revolution

Advance compliment for Making A Killing
"Bob Torres' Making a Killing attracts a really directly line among capitalism and the oppressive approach of animal agribusiness. Drawing from social anarchist conception, Torres offers a powerful argument that during order to struggle animal exploitation, we also needs to struggle capitalism and, in doing so, animal rights activists might want to re-examine their equipment and redirect their concentration. whereas his evaluations of the animal rights movements' huge agencies would possibly not earn him neighbors in excessive locations, such issues are the most important to holding the stream on target and for fighting stagnation.
Making a Killing is a vital paintings from a brand new voice in animal advocacy that would absolutely spark heated discussions among activists from all corners of the movement."—Ryan MacMichael,

"In creating a Killing: The Political economic climate of Animal Rights, Bob Torres takes a major and well timed examine the animal rights stream, calling for an artificial method of all oppression, human and animal. His analytical framework attracts jointly Marxism, social anarchist concept, and an abolitionist method of animal rights to supply a well timed social research that may without doubt have profound results at the animal rights circulation literature."—Gary L. Francione
Distinguished Professor of legislation, Rutgers University

"Bob Torres's socioeconomic research of nonhuman animal use is a welcome and significant addition to the certainty of human-nonhuman relatives firstly of the twenty first century. particularly, Making a Killing, makes important a contribution to knowing the position of the valuables prestige of animals and the ongoing power of assorted welfarist positions at the ethics—and certainly the economics—of the human utilisation of alternative animals. Making a Killing becomes required examining for social scientists and others attracted to sleek social routine and the socioeconomic forces that form their actions and their claims-making."—Dr. Roger Yates, Lecturer in sociology at collage collage, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

"This is the ebook I've been looking ahead to. Making A Killing is an extraordinary and strong instance of best scholarship, a searing critique, and vigorous assertion of the rights of animals and people. you are going to stroll clear of this publication with a transparent knowing as to why social justice routine for individuals needs to take animal rights heavily, and vice versa. Bob Torres has ceaselessly deepened my wondering those relationships."—David Naguib Pellow, vegetarian, animal rights and anti-racist activist, and Professor of Ethnic stories, college of California, San Diego; and writer of Garbage Wars: The fight for Environmental Justice in Chicago and Resisting international Toxics: Transnational pursuits for Environmental Justice

Bob Torres is assistant professor of sociology at St. Lawrence collage, got his PhD from Cornell, and is co-author of Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World. His writings have seemed in Critical Sociology, The magazine of Latinos and Education, International magazine of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Satya journal.

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By Maynard Thompson (auth.), Steven J. Brams, William F. Lucas, Philip D. Straffin Jr. (eds.)

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Killing in War by Jeff McMahan

By Jeff McMahan

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The new Leviathan; or, Man, society, civilization and by R. G. Collingwood

By R. G. Collingwood

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How a long way might you visit shop your sister?

Anna Curtis is again in her fatherland simply outdoor of Detroit. Newly unmarried after calling off her marriage ceremony, Anna isn’t domestic to lick her wounds. She’s again to aid her sister, Jody, who has been wrongfully accused of homicide after their outdated highschool trainer, an area hero, dies in a suspicious automobile crash.

But probably Jody isn’t so blameless finally. The police are confident that Jody used to be having an affair with the married trainer and killed him out of jealousy. As Anna investigates with assistance from her adolescence pal Cooper Bolden, an Afghan struggle veteran with a mystery of his personal, she slowly peels again the facade of her all-American city and discovers that nobody is telling the reality in regards to the trainer, no longer even the folks she idea she knew top. whilst town rallies opposed to them, threatening not only Jody’s liberty yet either sisters’ lives, Anna resolves to do every thing she will be able to to save lots of her sister and safeguard the single kinfolk she has left.

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