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Lara, Dinesh, Jess and Naty from ICAS (from left to right)

You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (51mins, 43MB).

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:

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 RiddanceA 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:

If any of the speakers would like any changes to the way you or your talk is described, or would like any edits to the audio of your talk, or would like to send us your powerpoint so we can link to it, please contact us.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Celeste Liddle’s talk, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

  1. […] Other stuff covered on the episode is: fish, dolphins and speciesism, Myq Kaplan and Charlie Stern covering gender and masculinity on Hang Out With Me podcast, Curtis Redd’s talk ‘Transgender Bodies And The (in)human(e)’ from the recent ICAS Oceania conference – you can find links to audio of all of the talks from this conference in the show notes for our 108th episode. […]

  2. […] and the Left’ and discuss how identity politics fits with a range of other issues, including intersectionality, same-sex marriage and sex […]

  3. […] also discuss how central veganism should be to the animal advocacy movement (in reaction to the Q and A following the talk played on this episode), mention Nick’s article on […]

  4. […] Journal for Critical Animal Studies (pages 92-107). For more on Critical Animal Studies, check out our 108th episode, which has links to all of the talks from the 2015 Critical Animal Studies Oceania […]

  5. […] at the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference – see the notes for our 108th episode for links to all of the talks from that […]

  6. […] for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – you can hear other talks from this conference here. For more on veganarchism, see (for example) the pamphlet ‘Veganarchism’, the books Making a […]

  7. […] the talk here. This talk is from the most recent ICAS Oceania conference. See the show notes from our 108th episode for links to listen to all of the talks from this […]

  8. […] You can view photos from the conference by Jyoti Dambiec and photos and tweets from @veganarchyy – contact us at progressivepodcast@gmail.com if you have photos you’d like us to link to. In order to be notified about future conferences, stay tuned to our podcast, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania. You can also listen to a recap of last year’s ICAS Oceania conference, as well as see links to all of the talks from this conference, on episode 108 of our podcast. […]

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