The fields of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies are growing rapidly, but how do the implications of these endeavours intersect? Disability and Animality: Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies explores some of the ways that the oppression of more-than-human animals and disabled humans are interconnected.

Composed of thirteen chapters by an international team of specialists plus a Foreword by Lori Gruen, the book is divided into four themes:

  • Intersections of Ableism and Speciesism
  • Thinking Animality and Disability together in Political and Moral Theory
  • Neurodiversity and Critical Animals Studies
  • Melancholy, Madness, and Misfits.

This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral scholars, interested in Animal Studies, Disability Studies, Mad Studies, philosophy, and literary analysis. It will also appeal to those interested in the relationships between speciesism, ableism, saneism, and racism in animal agriculture, culture, built environments, and ethics.

chapter |9 pages

Disability and animality

ByStephanie Jenkins, Kelly Struthers Montford, Chloë Taylor

part Part I|81 pages

Intersections of ableism and speciesism

chapter Chapter 1|22 pages

Animal crips

BySunaura Taylor

chapter Chapter 2|22 pages

Productive bodies

How neoliberalism makes and unmakes disability in human and non-human animals
ByKelly Somers, Karen Soldatic

chapter Chapter 3|18 pages

Zoos, circuses, and freak shows

A cross-movement analysis
BySammy Jo Johnson

chapter Chapter 4|17 pages

Disability and the ahuman

A story about a dog, a duck, and the woman who cared for them
ByAgnes Trzak

part Part II|65 pages

Thinking animality and disability together in political and moral theory

chapter Chapter 5|16 pages

Against performance criteria

ByStephanie Jenkins

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Service dogs

Between animal studies and disability studies
ByKelly Oliver

chapter Chapter 7|29 pages

Veganism as universal design

Accommodation and inclusion in law and social justice praxis
ByChloë Taylor, Kelly Struthers Montford

part Part III|62 pages

Neurodiversity and critical animal studies

chapter Chapter 8|21 pages

Lost in translation

Temple Grandin, humane meat, and the myth of consent
ByVasile Stănescu, Debs Stănescu

chapter Chapter 9|30 pages

Disrupting Temple Grandin

Resisting a “humane” face for autistic and animal oppression
ByVittoria Lion

chapter Chapter 10|9 pages

Cripping mad cow disease

ByHallie Abelman

part Part IV|56 pages

Melancholy, madness, and misfits

chapter Chapter 11|12 pages

Vegan madness

Han Kang’s The Vegetarian
ByChloë Taylor

chapter Chapter 12|21 pages

“There, there”

Disability, animality, and the allegory of Elizabeth Costello
ByA. Marie Houser

chapter Chapter 13|21 pages

Of gimps, gastropods, and grief 1

Feminist new materialist reflections on Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
ByChloë Taylor