On this episode we do a recap of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania 2015 conference, which we recently attended in Melbourne. We discuss what ICAS stands for, give an overview of some of the critical discussions about the mainstreaming of veganism within capitalism that were a common theme of the conference, and we investigate a question that was raised during the conference – where are the animals in Critical Animal Studies?
We play Celeste Liddle’s talk on Aboriginal Feminism and Intersectionality. Celeste Liddle is the NTEU National Indigenous organiser and a freelance commentator – be sure to follow her on Twitter @Utopiana and check out her blog: blackfeministranter.blogspot.com.au
We mention our talks from the conference, Katie’s talk ‘Getting Trigger Happy With Trigger Warnings. Mental Health, (dis)ability And Activism‘ – played on episode 131 and Nick’s, ‘Veganarchism‘ – played on episode 134. We also discuss some of our favourite talks from the conference including:
- Jess Ison ‘“Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?)‘ – played on episode 140.
- Kathryn Joy ‘The Animals In The Room, How Social Work Is Ignoring Its Obligation To Justice And Liberation For All‘.
- Curtis Redd ‘Transgender Bodies And The (in)human(e)‘.
See below for links to more talks. You can view photos from this conference here and you can hear talks from last year’s ICAS Oceania conference on our 54th episode. You can also view some pics from the Prog Podcast meet-up we had in Melbourne here.
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Chumbawamba ‘Dutiful Servants and Political Masters’, Celeste Liddle’s talk on Aboriginal Feminism and Intersectionality, Good Riddance ‘A Credit to his Gender’.
More talks that were recorded at the conference (alphabetised by the speaker’s surname) – see the show notes above for links to more talks:
- Lucy Berglund ‘Flesh And Experience‘.
- Ada Conroy ‘The Intersection Of Oppression Of Women And Abuse Of Animals‘.
- Lara Drew ‘Embodied Learning Processes In Animal Activism‘.
- Kate Elliot ‘Less is More: Why Audio-Based Media Platforms – Radio & Podcasting – are at the Forefront of Social Change‘.
- Nichola Kreik ‘Animals And Us, Bringing Human Animal Studies Into Schools‘.
- Douglas Leith ‘Animal Experimentation, Global Power And Local Resistance‘.
- Tara Lomax ‘Vegan Consumerism and Going ‘Mainstream’‘.
- Helen Marston ‘Through The Looking Glass – The Hidden Industry Of Animal Experiments‘.
- Helen Marston and Douglas Leith ‘Q And A On Animal Experimentation‘.
- Peta Malins ‘Police Dogs. Assemblages Of Desire, Control And Resistance‘.
- Eliza Muirhead ‘Open Your Eyes; the Camera, New Media and Animal Advocacy‘.
- Dylan O’Brien ‘Language, Rabbits, and the “Difficulty of Vegetarianism”: Gendered Engagement with Nonhuman Animal Otherness in a Japanese Film Studies Course‘.
- Karen Parker ‘Animacy Hierarchies, Cryptozoology And Queer Animals In The Himalayas‘.
- Teja Brooks Pribac & Patty Mark ‘You See Me, but Do You Hear Me? Vicarious Trauma and Grief among Animal Activists and Advocates‘.
- Curtis Redd, Karen Parker And Jess Ison ‘Q And A On Queering Speciesism‘.
- Guy Scotton ‘Animal Agnotology: Speciesism as Circuits of Doubt‘.
- Guy Scotton & Patty Mark ‘Q and A on Trauma among Animal Activists and Animal Agnotology‘.
- Marcel Sebastian ‘Sociological Research On Violence Against Animals‘.
- Dinesh Wadiwel ‘Animals & Capitalism: Use Value, Exchange Value & Surplus Value‘.
- Sy Woon ‘Challenges Entailing Ethical Changes And Animal Advocacy In The Veterinary Industry and Curriculum‘.
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