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A Rational Approach to Animal Rights

Extensions in Abolitionist Theory

Palgrave Macmillan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Corey Lee Wrenn
    Pages 1-24
  3. Corey Lee Wrenn
    Pages 62-93
  4. Corey Lee Wrenn
    Pages 94-119
  5. Corey Lee Wrenn
    Pages 120-140
  6. Corey Lee Wrenn
    Pages 141-171
  7. Corey Lee Wrenn
    Pages 172-194
  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

  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityUSA

About the authors

Corey Lee Wrenn is full-time lecturer of Sociology with Monmouth University and a distance instructor of Sociology at Colorado State University, US. She received her M.S. and B.A. from Virginia Tech. She was elected council member of the American Sociological Association's Animals & Society section (2013-2016) and has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals.

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