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An Unnatural Order: Uncovering the Roots of Our Domination of Nature and Each Other

By Jim Mason, Simon & Schuster, New York

Date: 1993
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Mason provides evidence on how plants and animals were first dominated and ruled by humans and how an agrarian worldview led to subsequent views of domination and to the humanitarian and environmental crises we face today.

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Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

By Sasha Costanza-Chock, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Date: 2020
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Costanza-Chock offers ideas on how we can build a better world designed with liberation, community, sustainability, and justice in mind.

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Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights

By Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka, Oxford University Press, New York

Date: 2011
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Using existing legal and political frameworks, Donaldson and Kymlicka explore how political consideration and legal rights could be extended to nonhuman animals.

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Phoenix Zones: Where Strength is Born and Resilience Lives

By Hope Ferdowsian, University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Date: 2018
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Providing the rationale behind the mission of Phoenix Zones Initiative, Ferdowsian explores the shared experiences of structural violence and the shared capacity for the resilience of human and nonhuman beings.

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