Brutal: Manhood and the Exploitation of Animals (Paperback)

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The first integrated theory of manhood's relationship to hunting, animal experimentation, and animal sacrifice

In Brutal, Brian Luke explores the gender divide over our treatment of animals, exposing the central role of masculinity in systems of animal exploitation. Employing philosophical analysis, reference to empirical research, and relevant personal experience, Luke develops a new theory of how exploitative institutions do not work to promote human flourishing but instead merely act as support for a particular construction of manhood. The resulting work is of significant interest both to animal advocates and opponents of sexism.

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"Fascinating. . . . Luke makes a compelling case that constructions of manhood are deeply connected with the exploitation of animals."--Left History

Product Details
ISBN: 9780252074240
ISBN-10: 0252074246
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: August 13th, 2007
Pages: 296
Language: English