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Animals, Race, and Multiculturalism

  • Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues
  • Les Mitchell


  • Includes authors writing from both a Western and non-Western perspective, providing varied viewpoints on this controversial topic

  • Posits provocative new routes for the reconciliation of animal rights with those of cultural minorities, historically conflicting concepts

  • Offers new normative frameworks to address multiculturalism, racism and animals


Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues, Les Mitchell
    Pages 1-9
  3. Maneesha Deckha
    Pages 61-93
  4. Rachel Nussbaum Wichert, Martha C. Nussbaum
    Pages 95-120
  5. Kai Horsthemke
    Pages 121-146
  6. Abraham Olivier, Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues
    Pages 147-174
  7. Michael Glover
    Pages 175-199
  8. Magfirah Dahlan
    Pages 255-268
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 305-307

About this book


This book focuses on multiculturalism, racism and the interests of nonhuman animals. Each are, in their own right, rapidly growing and controversial fields of enquiry, but how do multiculturalism and racism intersect with the debate concerning animals and their interests? This a deceptively simple question but on that is becoming ever more pressing as we examine our societal practices in a pluralistic world. Collating the work of a diverse group of academics from across the world,  the book includes writing on a wide range of subjects and addressing contemporary issues in this critical arena. Subjects covered include multiculturalism, group rights and the limits of tolerance; ethnocentrism and animals; racism and discrimination and non-Western alternatives to animal rights and welfare.  The book will be of interest to researchers, lecturers and advanced students as well as range of social justice organisations, government institutions, animal activist organisations and environmental groups.


animal welfare non-human animals treatment of animals wellbeing racism ethics culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Les Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai)Sun Yat-sen UniversityZhuhaiSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of Fort HareAliceSouth Africa

About the editors

Luis Cordeiro-Rodrigues is a research fellow at the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) of Sun Yat-sen University, China. He has published on multiculturalism, terrorism and animals.

Les Mitchell, PhD is a Hunterstoun Fellow of the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a member of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Africa.

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