Critical Animal Geographies provides new geographical perspectives on critical animal studies, exploring the spatial, political, and ethical dimensions of animals’ lived experience and human-animal encounter. It works toward a more radical politics and theory directed at the shifting boundary between human and animal. Chapters draw together feminist, political-economic, post-humanist, anarchist, post-colonial, and critical race literatures with original case studies in order to see how efforts by some humans to control and order life – human and not – violate, constrain, and impinge upon others. Central to all chapters is a commitment to grappling with the stakes – violence, death, life, autonomy – of human-animal encounters. Equally, the work in the collection addresses head-on the dominant forces shaping and dependent on these encounters: capitalism, racism, colonialism, and so on. In doing so, the book pushes readers to confront how human-animal relations are mixed up with overlapping axes of power and exploitation, including gender, race, class, and species.

part I|54 pages


chapter 3|18 pages

Practice as theory

Learning from food activism and performative protest

chapter 4|17 pages

Pleasure, pain, and place

Ag-gag, crush videos, and animal bodies on display

part II|76 pages


part III|66 pages


chapter 9|15 pages

Coyotes in the city

Gastro-ethical encounters in a more-than-human world

chapter 10|20 pages

Livelier livelihoods

Animal and human collaboration on the farm

chapter 11|19 pages

En-listing life

Red is the color of threatened species lists

chapter 12|10 pages

Doing critical animal geographies

Future directions