Tongue-Tied

Breaking the Language Barrier to Animal Liberation

Tongue-Tied

Tongue-Tied

By  Hanh Nguyen


9781590565940
$17.00 Paperback
 09/15/2019
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No longer stocked by us
09/15/2019
Lantern Publishing & Media

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5.0 X 8.0 in
168 pg


NATURE / Animal Rights
PHILOSOPHY / Language
Words matter; they mold and mirror our values and our reality. And so it is with the language we use to think and talk about species other than our own. In Tongue-Tied, Hanh Nguyen unpacks the many metaphors, meanings, and grammatical formulations that speak to and echo our physical exploitation of other-than-human animals, and shows how they constrain our abilities to relate to our animal kin fairly and honestly.

Full of subtle insights and richly suggestive observations, and drawing from Nguyen’s own cross-cultural experiences, Tongue-Tied offers a glimpse of a language that is freed from euphemistic self-deception, one that accepts definition without limitation and difference without hierarchy.

Hanh Nguyen holds a BA in Sociology from Yale University. Her journey in rethinking human–other animal relationships began when she was an undergraduate, and has since taken her to dozens of colleges and universities across North America, helping thousands of students examine their own perceptions of other-than-human animals.