Journal for Critical Animal Studies
Aims and scope
The raison d’être of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies (JCAS) is to promote, encourage, support and enable the publication of research and writing that develops the dynamic field of critical animal studies. To do this more effectively the Journal actively seeks new ways of making itself ever more accessible, relevant and influential across a diverse range of academic, activist, policy making, and public communities.JCAS seeks to breakdown and mediate oppositions between theory and practice, college and community, and scholarship and citizenship, in order to make philosophy (in a broad sense) again a force of change and to repatriate intellectuals to the public realm. By “critical” we mean that animal studies must not become a safe and sanitized discourse; it must use its unique and powerful perspective to advance a radical, and oppositional discourse that engages and politicizes the many profound theoretical, environmental, and political issues embedded in animal studies.JCAS seeks a critique of hierarchy as a multifaceted and systemic phenomenon (e.g., racism, sexism, classism, and speciesism) and their intricate interrelationships. We believe the fissures and cracks in the emerging paradigm of animal studies create openings for radical interventions the challenges to humanist histories and the debilitating dualism between human animal and nonhuman animal. JCAS seeks to illuminate these problems and pose solutions through vivid, concrete, and accessible language.
ProfileJCAS is an interdisciplinary journal with an emphasis on animal liberation philosophy and policy issues. This journal was designed to build up the common activist‘s knowledge of animal liberation while at the same time appealing to academic specialists to address the important topic of animal liberation.We encourage and actively pursue a diversity of viewpoints of contributors from the frontlines of activism to academics. We have created the journal for the purpose of facilitating communication between the many diverse perspectives of the animal rights movement. Thus, we especially encourage submissions that seek to create new syntheses between differing disputing parties and to explore paradigms not currently examined.The JCAS is ten years old, blind peer-reviewed, and the original founding journal of the field of critical animal studies. The review board, and articles published, are both international in scope and include contributions from many of the scholars at fore-front of the field of critical animal studies. The Institute for Critical Animal Studies, with which the Journal is affiliated, currently sponsors conferences in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain as well as editing two book series. We welcome contributions from any discipline.
EditorsEditorial BoardDr. Richard J White Chief EditorRichard.White@shu.ac.ukDr. Nicole Pallotta Associate Editornrpallotta@gmail.comDr. Lindgren Johnson Associate Editorjohnsonlin@mst.eduLaura Shields Associate Editorlauraashields@hotmail.comDr. Susan Thomas Associate Editorherapellet@aol.comDr. Richard Twine Book Review Editorr.email@example.comVasile Stanescu Book Review Editorvts@stanford.eduCarol Glasser Film Review Editorcglasser@gmail.comAdam Weitzenfeld Film Review Editoradam.firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Matthew Cole Web Managermatthew.email@example.com
ContactDr. Richard J. White, Editor-in-ChiefRichard.White@shu.ac.ukFaculty of Development and SocietySheffield Hallam UniversityCity Campus, Howard StreetSheffield, S1 1WB, UK