A Rational Approach to Animal Rights

Extensions in Abolitionist Theory

  • Corey Lee Wrenn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 195-239

About this book


Applying critical sociological theory, this book explores the shortcomings of popular tactics in animal liberation efforts. Building a case for a scientifically-grounded grassroots approach, it is argued that professionalized advocacy that works in the service of theistic, capitalist, patriarchal institutions will find difficulty achieving success.


Animal Rights Atheism Capitalism Consumption Critical Theory Feminism Food Justice Gender Intersectionality Philosophy of Science Race Radical Theory Rationality Religion Social Change Social Inequality Social Justice Social Movements Social Psychology Sociology critical theory gender Persuasion philosophy psychology religion social justice social psychology sociological theory sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Corey Lee Wrenn
    • 1
  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55267-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43465-4
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