Nonhuman animal suffering : critical pedagogy and practical animal ethics

Peggs, Kay and Smart, Barry (2017) Nonhuman animal suffering : critical pedagogy and practical animal ethics. Society and Animals, 25(2), pp. 181-198. ISSN (print) 1063-1119

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Each year millions of nonhuman animals are exposed to suffering in universities as they are routinely (ab)used in teaching and research in the natural sciences. Drawing on the work of Giroux and Derrida, we make the case for a critical pedagogy of nonhuman animal suffering. We discuss critical pedagogy as an underrepresented form of teaching in universities, consider suffering as a concept, and explore the pedagogy of suffering. The discussion focuses on the use of nonhuman animal subjects in universities, in particular in teaching, scientific research, and associated experiments. We conclude that a critical pedagogy of nonhuman animal suffering has the capacity to contribute to the establishment of a practical animal ethics conducive to the constitution of a radically different form of social life able to promote a more just and non-speciesist future in which nonhuman animals are not used as resources in scientific research in universities.

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Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017)
Depositing User: Kay Peggs
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 10:41
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2019 02:07

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