Book list

Vegan-related books I have read (in order):

Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or Your Dog? by Gary Francione (1995)

Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights by Tom Regan (2005)

Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement by Gary Francione (1996)

Animal Equality by Joan Dunayer (2001)

The Sexual Politics of Meat: a Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams (1990)

Neither Man Nor Beast (on ecofeminism/epistemology) by Carol J. Adams (1994)

The Pornography of Meat by Carol J. Adams (2004)

Animals and Women, edited by Carol J. Adams and Josephine Donovan (1995)

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals (2009) by Ruby Roth

Animal Geographies: Place, Politics and Identity in the Nature-Culture Borderlands, edited by Jennifer Wolch and Jody Emel (1998)

Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society, edited by A. Breeze Harper (2010)

Making a Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights by Bob Torres (2007) (review)

The Animal That Therefore I Am by Jacques Derrida (1997) (skimmed)

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (2009) (review)


Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier (2007)

Other books of interest that I’ve read:

Sociologies of Food and Nutrition by Alex McIntosh (not finished)

The Anthropology of Food and Body: Gender, Meaning, and Power by Carole Counihan

Anarchism and Ecology by Graham Purchase (not finished)

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (pg 1-50 only)

Chicken: the Dangerous Transformation of America’s Favorite Food by Steve Striffler  (2005) – ethnography of a chicken factory farm, doesn’t question the idea of either animal or factory farming, but does give an insider account of how awful factory farms are to human workers

Just a few of the books on my to-read list:

Aftershock. Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies by pattrice jones

The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery by Marjorie Spiegel

Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science by Donna Haraway

Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory by Cary Wolfe

Animal Spaces, Beastly Places: New Geographies of Human-Animal Relations by Chris Philo

Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference by David Harvey

And while I’m at it, documentaries watched (in order of date watched):

Earthlings (2007) (online) – vegan film documenting various forms of animal exploitation, relatively zoocentric

No Impact Man (2009) – inspiring film for individuals getting started in making environmental lifestyle choices; family becomes vegetarian for one year

The Witness (2000) (online) – follows a vegetarian anti-fur activist; vegan-esque.

Food, Inc. (2009) – must-see, but anthropocentric, film; omnivore-focused (based on The Omnivore’s Dilemma)

The Cove (2009) – film about saving dolphins, somewhat anthropocentric


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