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Richard Twine on ARZone

Postby Sunkanrags » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:27 pm

Dr. Richard Twine ~ Arzone Live Guest Chat this weekend.

Dr. Richard Twine is a sociologist currently based at Lancaster University, UK. His path to writing on Critical Animal Studies began in the early/mid 90s through an encounter with feminist and ecofeminist work, notably authors such as Val Plumwood and Carol J Adams.

His PhD, completed in 2002, was an examination of critiques of dualism in both ecofeminist theory and sociological knowledge. His interest then switched to a focus on human/animal relations in the context of agricultural biotechnology and climate change. This culminated in his book “Animals as Biotechnology – Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies” (Earthscan, 2010).

Since then he has been re-visiting Barbara Noske’s concept of the ‘animal-industrial complex’ in the hope of making it more useful to both activists and academics.

He was an inaugural fellow of the Animals and Society Institute in 2007, hosted by Ken Shapiro and Tom Regan. He has run the ecofeminism web-site since 1996, and is currently on the board of Minding Animals International and the organizing team for the 2nd Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies, to take place in Prague in October 2011.

Richard welcomes the opportunity to engage ARZone members on a range of topics, from his work on Critical Animal Studies, to his work on biotechnology, ecofeminism and his philosophies in general.

This is an event for which questions must be submitted to ARZone prior to Midnight GMT, Wednesday 29 June via email to

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ARZone does not endorse or promote the views of its guests and forum participants; ARZone does endorse and promote creative education efforts.


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Re: Richard Twine on ARZone

Postby rich_lancasterUK » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:05 pm

oh sweet, that's me, thanks for advertising it here 8)
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