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The Art of the Animal

Fourteen Women Artists Explore "The Sexual Politics of Meat"

Kathryn Eddy , Janell O'Rourke and L.A. Watson

200 pp.  
9" x 9"
Illustrations: 120 color

Lantern Books


Published:  May 2015


Featuring work by the editors, Nava Atlas, Sunaura Taylor, Yvette Watt, Angela Singer, Hester Jones, Suzy Gonzalez, Renee Lauzon, Olaitan Callender-Scott, Patricia Denys, Maria Lux, and Lynn Mowson, The Art of the Animal explores contemporary women artists’ engagement with how women and animals are depicted and treated. The book was inspired by The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams, who has written an afterword. The foreword is by Keri Cronin, Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Brock University, Canada. Carolyn Merino Mullin, director of the Museum of Animals and Society in Los Angeles, for which the book serves as a catalog for an exhibition of the artists’ work in Fall 2015, has also contributed an essay.

Small Fury by Janell O’Rourke
All dressed up with nowhere to go by Hester Jones
An Invitation by Olaitan Valerie Callender-Scott
Pig Blindness by Kathryn Eddy
Undermining Popular Exploitation by Suzy González
Deconstructing Elsie by Nava Atlas
Peep Show by Patricia Denys
One Trauma Ignites Many: A Fiction in Verse by Renee Lauzon
Burger King by Maria Lux
beautiful little dead things by lynn mowson
Cripping the Sexual Politics of Meat by Sunaura Taylor
A Bird at My Table by L. A. Watson
Animal Factories by Yvette Watt
Making the Dead More Visible by Angela Singer

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