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Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement

David Naguib Pellow


This book is a story about inequality, its many forms and far reaching consequences, and unconventional efforts to challenge it. The book expands our understanding of inequality by making sense of the often tense and violent relationships among humans, ecosystems, and nonhuman animal species. I consider how radical environmental and animal rights movements challenge these socioecological inequalities through a vision they call total liberation. These activists see inequality as a threat to life itself—for oppressed peoples, species, and ecosystems—and take direct action against institutions in ... More

Keywords: environment, social movements, animal rights, ecoterrorism, social justice, inequality, total liberation, anti-oppression, anarchism, anticapitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816687763
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816687763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Naguib Pellow, author