Global Harms: Ecological Crime and Speciesism

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Ragnhild Sollund (Editor)
Norwegian Social Research Institute , Elisenberg, Oslo, Norway

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology

The fields of environmental crime and speciesism are of increasing interest to social scientists. This increase reflects the great concern many people-academics as well as non-academics-now feel for the situation of our planet and its vanishing species. Over the last two decades, criminologists and social scientists have published papers on these fields in a range of journals, as well as in books. In the present book, new articles based on empirical examples shed light on how the exploitation of nature and animals take place as well as exploring its sources and consequences. Empirical evidence is drawn from South East Asia as well as Africa, UK, US and Scandinavia and will show that children are socialized into speciesist attitudes in the school system, how illegal logging and wild life trade damages the ecosystem, how consumerism leads to environmental harm, how industrial farming may be understood in the Marxist term of alienation, as may speciesism, and how even the animal protection movement itself may be linked to ideas of humans’ superiority, so far as “green” movements do not consider animals as individuals. (Imprint: Nova)

 

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Preface:

1. INTRODUCTION: TOWARDS A GREENER CRIMINOLOGY
(Ragnhild Sollund, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA)Norway) pp.1-12

2. CRIME, CONFLICTS AND ECOLOGY IN AFRICA
(Tim Boekhout van Solinge, Willem Pompe Institute, Utrecht University
The Netherlands) pp.13-34

3. CRIMINAL DEGRADATIONS OF CONSUMER CULTURE
(Martin O’Brien, Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Univ. of Central Lancashire, UK) pp.35-50

4. THE LAND OF THE ORANGUTAN AND THE BIRD OF PARADISE UNDER THREAT
(Tim Boekhout van Solinge, Willem Pompe Institute, Utrecht University
The Netherlands) pp.51-70

5. IMAGINARY SPACES AND REAL RELATIONS
(Simon Hallsworth, London Metropolitan University) pp.71-86

6. ARISTOTLE REVISITED: ANTHRO-ANDROCENTRISM AND MEAT NORMATIVITY
(Lisa Gålmark, Sweden) pp.87-108

7. CAUSES FOR SPECIESISM: DIFFERENCE, DISTANCE AND DENIAL
(Ragnhild Sollund, Norwegian Social Research, Norway) pp.109-130

8. LEARNING TO MEASURE THE VALUE OF LIFE? ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION, PEDAGOGY, AND (ECO)FEMINIST CRITIQUE
(Helena Pedersen, Swedish Research Council, Sweden) pp.131-150

9. THE DOG THAT COULD NOT BARK
(Svetlana Stephenson, London Metropolitan University, UK) pp.151-166

10. PROTECTING THE ANIMALS? AN ABOLITIONIST CRITIQUE OF ANIMAL WELFARISM AND GREEN IDEOLOGY
(Per-Anders Svärd, Department of Political Science, Stockholm Uiversity, Sweden) pp.167-186

11. NATURE, DIFFERENCE AND THE REJECTION OF HARM: EXPANDING THE AGENDA FOR GREEN CRIMINOLOGY
(Nigel South, University of Essex, UK) pp.187-200

Index pp.201-220

 

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