Animalogy Podcast
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How Animals Disappear in Our Language (with Carol Adams)


“Language doesn’t merely have the effect of dehumanizing; it deanimates. It objectifies.” Those are the words of today’s guest: my friend and colleague Carol J. Adams, whose life’s work spans across many disciplines, as you’ll hear, including etymology, linguistics, feminism, and animal advocacy. 

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In This Episode

In conversation, Colleen and Carol J. Adams explore:

  • where the animals go when we eat meat
  • how the word meat has changed over the centuries
  • the effect of “zero plurals” (listen for what the heck that means)
  • the power of words to objectify, diminish, and dismember an individual
  • Alison Strachan

    Hi Colleen, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU. I was only just referred to you by a friend and I have to say that even though I didn’t have the time in my day to listen to this podcast I listened all the way through. This is a fascinating topic and one that as a writer, I am deeply interested in and passionate about. Thank you for this discussion – the affects on language and culture are ingrained in animal advocacy whether people like it or not. You’ve inspired me to follow this up with an article of my own.
    Ali

  • B K Manas Sharma

    Truly thought provoking, Thanks a lot. In animalogy I have been listening to connections between words & animals, but in this discussion feminism,veganism & the effect of language on the way we shroud our consciousness about violence towards women & animals was enlightening.

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