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dc.contributor.authorRoss, Genevieve
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T17:22:16Z
dc.date.available2015-08-18T17:22:16Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/60467
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative content analysis of documents gleaned from the Animal Liberation Front, Earthling Liberation Kollective, and Grassroots Ontario Animal Liberation network websites and Facebook pages explores how the frames of activists in the North American radical animal liberation movement (RALM) intersect with other radical social movements. Drawing on collective action framing, I investigate how RALM activists portray diagnostic, prognostic and motivational social movement frames. The ecofeminist concept of intersectionality is highly influential in RALM frames, depicting common roots of oppression between animals, the earth, and humans, particularly Indigenous peoples, prisoners, and women. Activist critiques of hierarchy, state power, capitalism and the prison industrial complex reflect anarchistic movement frames. Despite such broad understandings, some activists express misogynistic and racist views, contributing to the ongoing isolation of the movement. My research suggests that although some barriers exist, the RALM has the potential to join with other movements to achieve common goals.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectFramingen_US
dc.subjectRadical animal liberation movementen_US
dc.subjectsocial movementsen_US
dc.subjectanimal rightsen_US
dc.subjectcritical sociologyen_US
dc.subjectanarchismen_US
dc.subjectecofeminismen_US
dc.subjectqualitative content analysisen_US
dc.subjectwebsite analysisen_US
dc.titleFor the Liberation of the Animal Nations: Examining Activist Framing of the Radical Animal Liberation Movement in North Americaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2015-08-11
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociology & Social Anthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
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dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorElizabeth Fittingen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerAlex Khasnabishen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerFiona Martinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorHoward Ramosen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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