The animal rights struggle : an essay in historical sociology / Christophe Traïni.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Protest and social movements: 6.Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (206 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789048527038; 9048527031; 9089648496; 9789089648495.Uniform titles: Cause animale, 1820-1980. English Subject(s): Animal rights -- History | Animal welfare -- History | Human-animal relationships -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Animal rights struggle.DDC classification: 179.3 LOC classification: HV4705 | .T73 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Text translated by Richard Jemmett.
From the beginning of the 19th century to the present day, a host of campaigners have denounced the mistreatment of animals. Relying on a comparison of the British and French experiences, this book retraces the various strands of the animal protection movement, from their origins to their continuing impact on current debates. The story of the collective mobilizations behind the struggle for animal rights sheds light on several crucial processes in our social and political history: changes in sensibilities and socially approved emotions; the definition of what constitutes legitimate violence; the establishment of norms designed to change what constitutes morally acceptable practices; rivalry between elites having differing conceptions of the forms authority should take; the influence of religious belief on militant activities; and the effects of gender discrimination.-- From publisher's description.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. A long and complex struggle -- 2. Noble gentleness, vile cruelty -- 3. To act as an enlightened philosopher -- 4. To enlighten the ignorant, to refine the barbarian -- 5. "Us," the animals and "them" -- 6. The rise in the power of tenderness -- 7. (Animal) victims and social domination -- 8. A decreasingly "wild" nature.
Print version record.
Text translated from French.