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CritiCC researcher Laura Fernández has published a chapter in the book Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World

CritiCC researcher Laura Fernández has published a chapter in the book Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World

26.03.2020

 

CritiCC researcher Laura Fernández has published a book chapter entitled "Climate Ethics Bridging Animal Ethics to Overcome Climate Inaction: An Approach from Strategic Visual Communication" in the book Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World, edited by Brian G. Henning and Zack Walsh and published by Routledge.

Abstract: 
 

Climate ethics has frequently questioned the anthropocentric approach when analyzing the world’s realities, especially those related to global climate injustice. However, climate ethics —like many other sets of ethics— tends to be characterized by the anthropocentric bias. This bias omits nonhuman animals’ suffering and their interests. In this chapter, animal ethics will be considered as a tool to contribute to less anthropocentric climate ethics. The focus will be the case of the animal agriculture and aquaculture industries which, even being one of the central causes of the climate change, have constantly been omitted and made invisible for climate ethics. To build a nonhuman-inclusive climate ethics and advocacy, some research into strategic communication of nonhuman animal suffering is analyzed. The main conclusion is that representing nonhuman animal suffering by using different frames may be effective to engage audiences in both climate and animal advocacy while approaching the common ground of both struggles.

 

Keywords: Strategic visual communication, advocacy, anthropocentrism, ethics, agribusiness, suffering.
 

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