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A Rational Approach to Animal Rights: Extensions in Abolitionist Theory

By: Corey Lee Wrenn (Author)


Hardback | Nov 2015 | #232208 | ISBN-13: 9781137434647
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Applying critical sociological theory, A Rational Approach to Animal Rights 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.


1. Rationality and Nonhuman Animal Rights
2. Irrationalities in Welfarist Organizational Pathways
3. Rational Advocacy and the Logic of Persuasion
4. Reconciling Gender and Rationality
5. Problematizing Post-Race Ideology
6. The Case for Secular Activism
7. Conclusion

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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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