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A Historical Scholarly Collection of Writings on the Earth Liberation Front


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Tables - Acknowledgments - Carolyn Drew: Foreword - Sean Parson/Anthony J. Nocella II/Amber E. George/Stephanie Eccles: Introduction: A Call to All Scholars to Defend Revolutionaries - Michael Becker: Rhizomatic Resistance: The Zapatistas and the Earth Liberation Front - Sean Parson: Understanding the Ideology of the Earth Liberation Front - Mark Seis: Nihilism and Desperation in Place-Based Resistance - Michael Loadenthal Ecoterrorism? Countering Dominant Narratives of Securitization: A Critical, Quantitative History of the Earth Liberation Front (1996-2009) - Colin Salter: Activism as Terrorism: The Green Scare, Radical Environmentalism and Governmentality - John Sorenson: The Myth of "Animal Rights Terrorism" - Paul Joosse: Leaderless Resistance and Ideological Inclusion: The Case of the Earth Liberation Front - Anthony J. Nocella II/Matthew J. Walton: Standing Up to Corporate Greed: The Earth Liberation Front as Domestic Terrorist Target Number One - Lawrence J. Cushnie: Mapping Discursive and Punitive Shifts: Punishment as Proxy for Distinguishing State Priorities Against Radical Environmental Activists - Joshua M. Varnell: Speaking About "Ecoterrorists": Terrorism Discourse and the Prosecution of Eric McDavid - Meneka Repka: Radical Environmentalism as Teacher: A Pedagogy of Activism - Alexander Reid Ross: Those Mischievous Elves of Lore: The Legend and Legacy of Earth Liberation - Mara Pfeffer/Bethany Richter: Magic Kills Industry: Reclaiming ELF and Witch Deviance as Ecoqueer and Anticapital - Richard J. White: Problematising Non-violent "Terrorism" in an Age of True Terror: A Focus on the Anarchic Dimensions of the Earth Liberation Front - Contributors - Index.

About the Author

Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D., a long-time community organizer and environmental justice scholar, is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Institute for Public Safety at Salt Lake Community College. He has published over forty books on socio-political issues and is interviewed by the media regularly.Sean Parson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Politics and International A_ airs at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of Cooking Up a Revolution and co-editor of Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies.Amber E. George, Ph.D., is a scholar-activist who teaches philosophy at Galen College. She is the editor of the Journal of Critical Animal Studies and co-editor of Screening the Nonhuman and The Intersectionality of Critical Animal, Disability, and Environmental Studies.Stephanie Eccles, MSc., is an activist-scholar currently based in Montreal, Quebec. She is a Ph.D. student at Concordia University, focusing her dissertation research at the crossroads of critical animal geography and ethology.


"This outstanding interdisciplinary scholarly text takes us past the media and political propaganda of eco-terrorism and examines what the Earth Liberation Front is and how and why they exist." Dr. Erik Juergensmeyer, Editor, Green Theory and Praxis Journal
"A powerful text in defense of a revolutionary environmental group. Chapters are interwoven and interdisciplinary build off of each other. This book will save you time in searching for the most pivotal articles on the subject of eco-terrorism and the Earth Liberation Front." Arash Daneshzadeh, Editor, Transformative Justice Journal
"A Historical Scholarly Collection of Writings on the Earth Liberation Front is an outstanding book speaking about a group that goes beyond nonprofits and fancy banners over the White House to do what is needed and must be done to defend the planet against those that want to profit off of it. Read this book and ignite a revolution." Chris Mendoza, Durango Food Not Bombs
"[This book is] [a]n important and timely collection of essays that help expand our understanding of the ELF, specifically, and nonhuman liberation, more generally. The essays avoid some of the more common knee-jerk reactions and engage the issues in thoughtful, critical, and intellectually stimulating ways. This collection will no doubt spark important discussion and debate!" Dr. Jason Del Gandio, author of Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for 21st Century Activists
"A Historical Scholarly Collection of Writings on the Earth Liberation Front is one of the most important and powerful texts to be published about the Earth liberation movement. If you are concerned about social justice, environmental justice, animal liberation, and anarchism then this scholarly text of classic writings on the ELF is a must-read. You will not be disappointed. Madelynne Kinoshita, Social Media Coordinator, Save the Kids

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