Colonialism and Animality: Anti-Colonial Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies

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Kelly Struthers Montford, ChloŽ Taylor
Routledge, Mar 2, 2020 - Social Science - 330 pages

The fields of settler colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial studies, as well as Critical Animal Studies are growing rapidly, but how do the implications of these endeavours intersect? Colonialism and Animality: Anti-Colonial Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies explores some of the ways that the oppression of Indigenous persons and more-than-human animals are interconnected.

Composed of 12 chapters by an international team of specialists plus a Foreword by Dinesh Wadiwel, the book is divided into four themes:

  • Tensions and Alliances between Animal and Decolonial Activisms
  • Revisiting the Stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples’ Relationships with Animals
  • Cultural Perspectives
  • Colonialism, Animals, and the Law

This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, activists, as well as postdoctoral scholars, working in the areas of Critical Animal Studies, Native Studies, postcolonial and critical race studies, with particular chapters being of interest to scholars and students in other fields, such as Cultural Studies, Animal Law and Critical Criminology.



List of figures
Section I
An Indigenous critique of Critical Animal Studies
Makah whaling and the nonecological Indian
Veganism and Mikmaq legends
Indigeneity becomingsouls and settler colonial
towards a nonspeciesist decolonial food ontology
animal cultures and anticolonial politics
a cultural politics of race and species in Australia
mourning animals and ayahuasca
a comparative animalcentred
racialization anthropocentrism and settler colonialism at
Towards a theory of multispecies carcerality

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About the author (2020)

Kelly Struthers Montford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Sociology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

ChloŽ Taylor is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.