Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

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New Press
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5.6 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 1.04 pounds

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About the Author
Sunaura Taylor is an artist and writer based in New York City. She has written for AlterNet, "American Quarterly," "BOMB," the "Monthly Review," "Qui Parle," and "Yes! Magazine." She has contributed to the books "Ecofeminism," "Defiant Daughters," "Occupy!," "Stay Solid," and "Infinite City." Taylor and Judith Butler's conversation is featured in the film "Examined Life" and the book of the same title, published by The New Press.
Praise for Beasts of Burden:
2018 American Book Award Winner

"Judith Butler meets St. Francis of Assisi."
--The New Yorker

"I am not the same animal I was before I read this book."
--Alison Kafer, author of Feminist, Queer, Crip

"Finally, finally someone has come along to undo all the damage Peter Singer has done. Beasts of Burden is a brave and brilliant book."
--Michael Bérubé, author of Life as We Know It and The Secret Life of Stories

"Beasts of Burden is a game-changer."
--Marc Bekoff, author of Rewilding Our Hearts and The Animals' AgendaFeminist, Queer, Crip

"This is a profound and wondrous book. Sunaura Taylor challenges us to rethink what is normal, what is natural, how to measure the value of a life--and how to imagine a world in which both human and nonhuman animals, resplendent in their differences and multiplicity, might flourish."
--Claire Jean Kim, author of Dangerous Crossings

"A powerful blend of sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, personal stories and sharp, passionate writing."
--Lori Gruen, author of Entangled Empathy and Ethics and Animals

"Sunaura Taylor will shake up your categories, turn your world inside-out, and tell you a lot of fascinating and important things you didn't know yet, about your own body and the bodies of others, human and nonhuman, under an inhumane regime. A startling, readable, sometimes hilarious inquiry into the human condition from a whole new direction, this book might be very, very important, a book to stand alongside The Body in Pain and The Human Condition."
--Rebecca Solnit

"Sunaura Taylor has written an amazing book that acts both as an intervention into widely held beliefs about disability and animals and an invitation to reimagine ourselves. Her thoroughly original, brilliant narrative transformed my imagination."
--Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat