The Ethics of Animal Labor

A Collaborative Utopia

Authors: Porcher, Jocelyne

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  • Argues for a more principled approach to animal labor
  • Presents a unique understanding of human-animal relations in agriculture and culture
  • Appeals to not only labor studies scholars and animal rights activists but also researchers in veterinary, agricultural, and food science, as well as environmentalists
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This book argues for a moral consideration of animal work relations. Paying special attention to the livestock industry, the author challenges the zootechnical denigration of animals for increased productivity awhile championing the collaborative nature of work. For Porcher, work is not merely a means to production but a means of living together unity. This unique reconsideration of work envisions animals as co-laborers with humans, rather than overwrought tools for exploitative, and often lethal, employment. Readers will learn about the disjunction between those focused on productivity and profit and those who favor a more ethical work environment for animals. Porcher's text also engages environmental and political debates concerning animal-human relations.

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Jocelyne Porcher is Director of Research at INRA-SAD, France. Her research concerns relations between humans and animals at work.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ethics of Animal Labor
Book Subtitle
A Collaborative Utopia
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49070-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49070-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49069-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84079-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 135
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