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Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
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A Transnational History of the Australian Animal Movement, 1970-2015

Authors: Villanueva, Gonzalo

  • First transnational history of the modern Australian animal movement between 1970 and 2015Explores the international role and influence of Australian activists, and makes comparisons with protest techniques used in the United States and Europe
  • Evaluates the impact, effectiveness and limitations of the protest techniques employed, as well as the broader political, social and cultural consequences of the movement
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This book offers the first transnational historical study of the creation, contention and consequences of the Australian animal movement. Largely inspired by Peter Singer and his 1975 book Animal Liberation, a new wave of animal activism emerged in Australia and across the world. In an effort to draw public and media attention to the plight of animals, such as the rearing of pigs and poultry in factory farms and the export of live animals to the Middle East and South East Asia, Australian activists were often innovative and provocative in how they made their claims. Through lobbying, disruptive methods, and vegan activism, the animal movement consistently contested the politics and culture of how animals were used and exploited. Australians not only observed and learnt from people and events overseas, but also played significant international roles. This book examines the complex and conflicting consequences of the animal movement for Australian politics, as well as its influence on broader social change. 

About the authors

Gonzalo Villanueva is Gilbert Postdoctoral Career Development Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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“This valuable book is ‘the first transnational history of the Australian animal movement’. Its most obvious strength is the detail which Gonzalo Villanueva provides on the various aspects of the animal movement and his comprehensive approach. … it represents essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand animal issues in Australia.” (John Simons, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 49 (4), 2018)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction—A Voice for Animals

    Pages 1-17

    Villanueva, Gonzalo

  • ‘The Bible’ of the Animal Movement: Peter Singer and Animal Liberation, 1970–76

    Pages 19-49

    Villanueva, Gonzalo

  • The Creation of the Animal Movement, 1976–87

    Pages 51-78

    Villanueva, Gonzalo

  • In the Corridors of Power, 1979–91

    Pages 79-109

    Villanueva, Gonzalo

  • Direct Action! 1985–93

    Pages 111-140

    Villanueva, Gonzalo

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62586-7
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Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87348-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Transnational History of the Australian Animal Movement, 1970-2015
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62587-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62587-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62586-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87348-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 284
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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