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Book Review Section Book Review Section J OAN D UNAYER . Animal Equality: Language and Liberation . Derwood, MD: Ryce Publishing, 2001. I recently saw a documentary about a man who rescued an orphaned male mallard. They went everywhere together on land, and the man longed to y with his duck companion. So he acquired a glider and one day launched into the air after the duck. At Žrst the man wondered whether the duck would recognize him, “but then,” he said, “the bird veered toward the glider and ew along beside me so close I could talk to it.” Describing this moment as “one of the most moving experiences of my life,” the man nevertheless refers to his friend as an inanimate “it,” a disturbing reminder that even people who care deeply for animals other than humans some- times fail to speak of them as equals. Dunayer, a writer specializing in animal rights issues, delves deeply into how the English language is used intentionally or inadvertently to demean other animals and to trivialize the harm we cause them. Although most of Dunayer ’s examples derive from contexts harmful to nonhuman animals, by including critical analyses of lan- guage used by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Society & Animals Brill

Book Review Section

Society & Animals , Volume 10 (3): 319 – Jan 1, 2002

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1063-1119
eISSN
1568-5306
D.O.I.
10.1163/156853002320770100
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Book Review Section J OAN D UNAYER . Animal Equality: Language and Liberation . Derwood, MD: Ryce Publishing, 2001. I recently saw a documentary about a man who rescued an orphaned male mallard. They went everywhere together on land, and the man longed to y with his duck companion. So he acquired a glider and one day launched into the air after the duck. At Žrst the man wondered whether the duck would recognize him, “but then,” he said, “the bird veered toward the glider and ew along beside me so close I could talk to it.” Describing this moment as “one of the most moving experiences of my life,” the man nevertheless refers to his friend as an inanimate “it,” a disturbing reminder that even people who care deeply for animals other than humans some- times fail to speak of them as equals. Dunayer, a writer specializing in animal rights issues, delves deeply into how the English language is used intentionally or inadvertently to demean other animals and to trivialize the harm we cause them. Although most of Dunayer ’s examples derive from contexts harmful to nonhuman animals, by including critical analyses of lan- guage used by

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