Testi in inglese

In questa pagina abbiamo raccolto una selezione di testi in inglese, che non sono stati ancora tradotti in italiano ma che riteniamo utili per approfondire alcuni aspetti del movimento di liberazione animale.

Change of Heart: : What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change
di Nick Cooneychange-of-heart


Può la psicologia darci indicazioni su come migliorare il nostro attivismo? In questo suo primo libro Nick Cooney, responsabile del settore Educazione di Mercy for Animals e fondatore di The Humane League ci dimostra che un approccio “scientifico” è in grado di moltiplicare l’efficacia del nostro messaggio e aumentare le possibilità di raggiungere risultati significativi e duraturi. Un testo indispensabile per massimizzare i propri sforzi, calibrando la comunicazione in modo da ottenere risultati che non immaginavamo possibili.

Descrizione estesa (in inglese)
Should anti-war protesters use graphic images to get public support for their cause, or will such images turn the public off? In encouraging the public to adopt sustainable behaviors, should environmental organizations ask for small changes like using fluorescent light bulbs or big changes like giving up cars? Why do most Americans say they oppose the cruel practices of factory farms and sweatshops yet still buy products from these places? And how can non-profits get more people to say yes to their requests to volunteer, donate, recycle, write a letter to a political prisoner, support gay rights, go vegetarian, conserve energy or make other positive changes?

Scientific research has generated a wealth of information on how people can be persuaded to alter their behaviors, yet this body of knowledge has been largely ignored by those working to improve society. Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change brings this information to light so that non-profits, community organizers and others can make science-driven decisions in their advocacy work. The book examines more than eighty years of empirical research in areas including social psychology, communication studies, diffusion studies, network systems and social marketing, distilling the highlights into easy-to-use advice and serving as a psychology primer for anyone wanting to spread progressive social change.

The Sexual Politics of Meat
di Carol J.Adams


Qual è il collegamento tra il consumo di carne e la cultura maschilista tuttora dominante nella nostra società? In questo saggio Carol J. Adams mette in relazione con dovizia di spiegazioni ed esempi questi due fattori, che a livello emotivo già sappiamo coincidere nell’immaginario collettivo dell’uomo “bianco che mangia tanta carne” e spiega per quale ragione questa tradizione dell’esasperazione del machismo nel consumo di carne perpetri a livello simbolico la subordinazione della donna, che viene consumata dall’uomo come i corpi degli animali.

Descrizione estesa (in inglese)

The Sexual Politics of Meat is Carol Adams’ inspiring and controversial exploration of the interplay between contemporary society’s ingrained cultural misogyny and its obsession with meat and masculinity. First published in 1990, the book has continued to change the lives of tens of thousands of readers into the second decade of the 21st century.

Published in the year of the book’s 25th anniversary, the Bloomsbury Revelations edition includes a substantial new afterword, including more than 20 new images and discussions of recent events that prove beyond doubt the continuing relevance of Adams’ revolutionary book.

Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
di Gene Baur



Da dove viene la carne che mangiamo? Molti immaginano fattorie immerse nel verde, con animali che vivono liberi e felici. Eppure, la realtà incontrata da Gene Baur è totalmente diversa… ma dall’incontro con lo sguardo di una pecora destinata alla morte e dal suo salvataggio inizia un viaggio alla scoperta di Farm Sanctuary, un posto dove gli animali d’allevamento vengono salvati da un destino già scritto e recuperano la loro individualità. Baur introduce così come domanda interiore la questione etica sulla produzione di carne, giungendo alla risposta che possiamo vivere in armonia con gli animali, senza vederli come cibo.

Descrizione estesa (in inglese)
Many people picture cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens as friendly creatures who live happily within the confines of a peaceful family farm, arriving as food for humans only at the end of their sun-drenched lives. That’s what Gene Baur had been told — but when he first visited a stockyard he realized that this rosy depiction couldn’t be more inaccurate.
Amid the stench, noise, and filth, his attention was drawn in particular to one sheep who had been cast aside for dead. But as Baur walked by, the sheep raised her head and looked right at him. She was still alive, and the one thing Baur knew for sure that day was that he had to get her to safety. Hilda, as she was later named, was nursed back to health and soon became the first resident of Farm Sanctuary — an organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and protection of farm animals.
The truth is that farm production does not depend on the family farmer with a small herd of animals but instead resembles a large, assembly-line factory. Animals raised for human consumption are confined for the entirety of their lives and often live without companionship, fresh air, or even adequate food and water. Viewed as production units rather than living beings with feelings, ten billion farm animals are exploited specifically for food in the United States every year.
In Farm Sanctuary, Baur provides a thoughtprovoking investigation of the ethical questions involved in the production of beef, poultry, pork, milk,and eggs — and what each of us can do to stop the mistreatment of farm animals and promote compassion. He details the triumphs and the disappointments of more than twenty years on the front lines of the animal protection movement. And he introduces sanctuary. us to some of the special creatures who live at Farm Sanctuary — from Maya the cow to Marmalade the chicken — all of whom escaped horrible circumstances to live happier, more peaceful lives. Farm Sanctuary shows how all of us have an opportunity and a responsibility to consume a kinder plate, making a better life for ourselves and animals as well. You will certainly never think of a hamburger or chicken breast the same way after reading this book.

Animal Impact: Secrets Proven to Achieve Results and Move the World
di Caryn Ginsberg



Perché alcune strategie funzionano e altre no? Cosa porta una campagna a essere premiata con il successo? Ci sono tecniche per raggiungere più risultati? A queste domande risponde Animal Impact, un vero must per tutti coloro che a tutti i livelli dedicano il proprio impegno a cambiare le vite degli animali.

Descrizione estesa (in inglese)
Why do some animal protection efforts succeed while others fail? Discover how more than 80 leading advocates create change for animals. You’ll learn a seven-step system with techniques that are transforming advocacy… and the world. Find out what it takes to be effective personally and in organizations from grassroots to global. Engaging stories and practical how-tos make Animal Impact a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about helping animals. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of today’s most respected animal advocates are making a difference. An innovative, easy-to-remember framework summarizes key points for action. Newcomers can get a fast start to high-impact advocacy. Veterans in the field will benefit from fresh ways of thinking, as well as new methods to apply. The lessons are useful for individual advocates, volunteers, frontline staff, program and campaign managers, executive directors, board members, and funders. Though written for people seeking to influence others, the insight on what separates winning efforts from disappointments will also interest movement observers and students of social change. For more than a decade, Caryn Ginsberg has helped leaders on issues including: spay/neuter, adoption, emergency animal services, humane education, vegetarianism and veganism, wildlife, and more. As an instructor for Humane Society University and at conferences and events, she has shared strategies about influencing people, businesses and government. Praised by luminaries including Peter Singer, Wayne Pacelle, Ed Sayres, Gene Baur, Esther Mechler, Michelle Thew, and others, Animal Impact reveals her powerful approaches for achieving the results that advocates and the animals deserve.

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