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by Alice Walker,Marjorie Spiegel


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Considered a seminal book in the fields of Bioethics and Human-Animal Studies, and a. .Marjorie Spiegel has said the single most important thing there is to say about animals.

Considered a seminal book in the fields of Bioethics and Human-Animal Studies, and a classic in the field of humane thought. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Author of The Hidden Life Of Dogs. This powerful bookwill take a lifetime to forget. Alice Walker, Author of The Color Purple, from her foreword to "The Dreaded Comparison". This book belongs in all libraries.

The Dreaded Comparison book The parallels between human slavery and human cruelty toward animals are long, numerous, and depressing, as any honest person will readily.

The Dreaded Comparison book. will take a lifetime to forget. The parallels between human slavery and human cruelty toward animals are long, numerous, and depressing, as any honest person will readily admit, despite the common reluctance to accept the implications, but she brings them to light vividly and verbalizes the relationships effectively with a wealth of historical source material.

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The dreaded comparison: human and animal slavery.

Illustrates the similarities between the enslavement of Black people and the enslavement of animals in both the past and the present. Spiegel, executive director of the Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness, has revised her 1989 book to present an in-depth exploration of the similarities between the violence humans have. The dreaded comparison: human and animal slavery.

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powerful comparison of violence against humans and animals. This book covers human and animal slavery in an incisive way. Ms. Spiegel uncovers many interesting facts and presents them in a way many people will understand. com User, January 16, 1998. THE DREADED COMPARISON provocatively presents the first in-depth exploration of the similarities between the violence humans have wrought against other humans, and our culture's treatment of non-human animals.

Author: Marjorie Spiegel ISBN 10: 0946097259. Title: The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. Read full description.

Marjorie Spiegel discomforts us by bringing home our involvement in both human and animal slavery and by making a strong case, backed by considerable scholarship, for a meaningful comparison between the two. We define racism as a belief in superiority, based upon differences. We define racism as a belief in superiority, based upon differences, of some cultures over others, and a system of government and society that enforces a right of the superior race to exploit and rule the rest.

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Considered a seminal book in the fields of Bioethics and Human-Animal Studies, and a classic in the field of humane thought, Marjorie Spiegel's The Dreaded Comparison makes a significant contribution to our efforts to understand the roots of individual and societal violence, tying current cultural practices to the legacy of human bondage, and introducing new and diverse audiences to the history of slavery and institutionalized racism in the United States. Spanning history, psychology, and current events-- and ground-breaking for its thesis which presents the first in-depth exploration of the similarities between the violence humans have wrought against other humans, and our culture's treatment of non-human animals-- The Dreaded Comparison has contributed to subsequent explorations by other scholars, historians, legal scholars, law professors and educators in diverse fields to view and further define the modern system of animal exploitation in terms of the model and legacy of human slavery. The Dreaded Comparison also contributed substantially to broadening the philosophical foundation of the modern discourse about animals beyond its traditionally more limited scope, instilling a far more inclusive and historically-grounded understanding of the critical issues Spiegel sensitively explores in this book. Highly acclaimed and widely reviewed-- Gordon Parks declared that "The Dreaded Comparison should be placed in schoolrooms across the universe," and civil rights attorney William Kunstler wrote that he "was heavily influenced by Marjorie Spiegelʼs powerful tour de force" -- The Dreaded Comparison has been adopted as required reading in colleges, universities, law curriculum, and high schools throughout the nation. Now in its third edition, The Dreaded Comparison has also been excerpted in college textbooks in the fields of Philosophy and Human-Animal Studies, and excerpted as a cover story in national journals.

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Cha
I really liked this book. It's short, with concise chapters. It will be very useful for me as I advocate between animal rights and other social justice groups.

I loved the text on p. 30, "For when we prioritize [the victims] we are in effect becoming one with the "master." We are deciding that one individual or group is more important than another, deciding that one individual's pain is less important than that of the next." This clarified for me the position I run up against all the time among people actively working for social justice for humans.

In talking to someone else (a vegan social activist) who suggested some might find this book offensive, I realized that anyone who tries not to be racist but is speciesist (which is almost everyone) will assume the book is racist. Because if animals are less valued than humans (speciesism) and a group of people is compared to animals (this book), then logically that group must be lower than human (racism). The book explains itself, but if we start talking about the book to others without first explaining speciesism, we will have a problem.

After agreeing with pretty much everything Ms. Spiegel said, things fell apart in the last chapter on Power. I'm not sure I can agree that the original master is metaphorically diminished when the victim turns on a lower victim. It seems more like the original victim is soothed (unhealthily) by exerting the dominance he could not have in the original relationship. Nitpicking perhaps, and I may be wrong, but it came up a lot and made the chapter difficult for me to follow. Also I don't believe she proved her assertion that all vivisectionists are sadists. I suspect they see animals as objects, handy clockwork tools, and if they think of the suffering at all rationalize it rather than relish it. I also think it would be useful to title this chapter "Control" rather than "Power." Miki Kashtan in her book Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness - Transcending the Legacy of Separation in our Individual Lives, suggests that we are told we can't have _power_ and so we substitute the much less satisfying _control_. It seems to me that control always has a winner and a loser - the two ends of the shotgun or whip are not alike. I am trying to think of a truly positive example of control. But power can be very positive, win-win. Think of the power of Martin Luther King or Frederick Douglas. This isn't a criticism of Spiegel, just a thoughtful offering.
Jelar
Reading this book now and I think it is great! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to broaden their perspective and are open to getting a better understanding with this type of comparison which is not favorable to many opinions but I find it interesting and moving. Once again, a great read!
Haracetys
Nothing better than this to make you realize that the way we treat animals today is exactly the same way that we used to treat people at time of slavery. We have banned slavery (that kind at least), but this book will show you that we can't continue treating animals in such horrible conditions if we can't treat humans like we did over a century ago.

A great book for schools to show kids and young adults what we have done, that we have then banned and what we still do today.

The last chapter says it clearly: If we are to succeed in stemming our destructiveness and learning to once again live sustainably and harmoniously with the earth and all of its inhabitants, it is the urge to commit violence that must be addressed - both on a societal level, and, perhaps most importantly, in ourselves and individuals.

Teachers, grab this book and bring it to the classroom.
Terr
Same condition as described & the book arrived quickly. I resisted the comparison, but learned a lot about racism and speciesism pair together to build a hierarchy of power.
Anayanis
The author makes an excellent case for comparing human and animal slavery as the title suggests. The roots of our problems as a society stick deep and the solution will be more inclusive than merely expanded human rights. As humans we are part of the earth, not above it.
Wishamac
Great info. Well written.
Painshade
This is a great book! The first book in years that's I've actually finished. The comparison is both supported by facts and argued philosophically, I think it's convincing. I already agreed with the idea of the book, but I learned things I didn't know about both human and animal slavery.
This book is absolutely brilliant. Short, concise, and full of powerful insights, it clearly and precisely explains how all forms of oppression are related and that to do away with one, we must do away with them all.
The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery download epub
Sociology
Author: Alice Walker,Marjorie Spiegel
ISBN: 0962449334
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Sociology
Language: English
Publisher: Mirror Books/IDEA; 3rd, Revised & Expanded edition (April 1997)
Pages: 128 pages