The Pig in Thin Air: An Identification

Lockwood, Alex (2016) The Pig in Thin Air: An Identification. {Bio}graphies . Lantern Books, New York, New York. ISBN 9781590565353

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Abstract

In this searingly honest account of how he came to terms with his destructive habits and changed his relationship with his own body, Alex Lockwood—writer, educator, and activist working in the fields of literature, creative writing, media, and the environment—critically explores the relationship of the body to animal activism. Looking at academic scholarship and animal advocacy organizations, Lockwood explores the dimensions of embodiment from his own body to those of the animals he bears witness to, from bodies of knowledge and those who place themselves in the way of the machinery of death, through to our physical efforts to make sense of a world where so much is desensitized, disembodied, and fragmented.

In exploring different modes of activism throughout North America, The Pig in Thin Air asks how animal advocacy and environmental activism can best join forces to tackle these interconnected crises in such a way that we might develop deeper, more authentic compassionate relationships with all other animals, including ourselves.

The {bio}graphies series explores the relationships between human and nonhuman animals through scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences viewed through the lens of autobiography and memoir, to deepen and complicate our perspectives on the other beings with whom we share the planet.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Culture > Creative Writing
Culture > English Language and Literature
Sciences > Environment
Media > Journalism and Public Relations
Media > Media and Cultural Studies
Psychology > Psychology
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications
Depositing User: Alex Lockwood
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 07:41
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:39
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6614
ORCID for Alex Lockwood: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9549-5055

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