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Animals Erased: Discourse, Ecology, and Reconnection with the Natural World

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ISBN-13: 978-0819572325
ISBN-10: 0819572322
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“Amazingly clear and incisive readings of a wide range of discourses related to animals and ecology. With an impressive eye for detail and the ‘big picture,’ Stibbe gives real insights into the relationship between language, values, and actions.” (Karla Armbruster, coeditor of Beyond Nature Writing)

“Those of us of cultures of the land―both working with and, yes, consuming animals―will applaud Arran Stibbe’s analysis of the loss of soul when right relationship is discarded.” (Alastair McIntosh, Centre for Human Ecology, and author of Soil and Soul)

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Arran Stibbe is a reader in ecological linguistics at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the founder of the Language and Ecology Research Forum (www.ecoling.net).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wesleyan (April 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0819572322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0819572325
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,653,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By R. Jucker on July 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
Arran Stibbe's book is a wonderful eye-opener because it shows us in detail and with admirable precision how the way we talk about animals shapes and determines our mental concepts about them - and this in term influences our stances on what we feel is acceptable or unacceptable treatment of animals. I particularly liked his close look at environmental and animal rights discourses. His analysis here shows that theses uses of language very often reproduce destructive mental concepts of animals.
The only reservation I have about the book is that it doesn't clearly illuminate the connection between language and action. Language use and mental concepts of animals are not identical with our actions towards animals. And only if we clearly understand this interaction can we substantially change the way we treat animals in real life. Analogies between language use / mental concepts and current treatment of animals is not enough here, because you can easily change language use without changing real-life behaviour (see mixed effects of mainstreaming gender-sensitive language).
But even so, Stibbe's analysis that we have not only modelled our language use in ways to make our treatment of say factory farm animals seem acceptable, but also that we more or less lost real life contact with animals, is insightful in so many ways, that it deserves to be read by anybody who still knows what an animal is.
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Excellent critical discourse analyses of the ways in which animals are degraded and erased to justify our treatment and abuse of them. Arran Stibbe is a superb writer. His chapter on Totoro provides wonderful insights into the many ways Japanese culture honors nature. Because he was able to translate from the Japanese versions and compare them to the English-language voice-overs and subtitles, we can see how far removed Disney is from understanding that cultural connection to the value they place on life.
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