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When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

Eva Meijer


This book develops a theory of political animal voices in three steps. The first part focuses on language. Drawing on insights from recent studies in biology and ethology, it challenges a view of language as exclusively human and argues that other animals speak. It also investigates the relation between developing common languages and creating common interspecies worlds. The second part of this book focuses on interspecies politics; it challenges an anthropocentric demarcation of the political and develops an alternative, which takes into account non-human animal agency and interspecies politi ... More

Keywords: animal politics, interspecies democracy, animal languages, language games, political animal voices, interspecies communities, relations, animal rights, animal liberation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479859351
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479859351.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eva Meijer, author
Wageningen University