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Brutal: Manhood and the Exploitation of Animals
by Brian Luke
University of Illinois Press, 2007
Paper: 978-0-252-07424-0 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03176-2
Library of Congress Classification HV4703.L85 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 179.3

The first integrated theory of manhood's relationship to hunting, animal experimentation, and animal sacrifice

In Brutal, Brian Luke explores the gender divide over our treatment of animals, exposing the central role of masculinity in systems of animal exploitation. Employing philosophical analysis, reference to empirical research, and relevant personal experience, Luke develops a new theory of how exploitative institutions do not work to promote human flourishing but instead merely act as support for a particular construction of manhood. The resulting work is of significant interest both to animal advocates and opponents of sexism.

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