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A dis-ability perspective on the stigmatization of dissent: Critical pedagogy, critical criminology, and critical animal studies


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This intersectional and interdisciplinary social science qualitative dissertation in six chapters is grounded in critical research and theory for the purpose of engaged public service. This project is grounded in three formal disciplines: education, criminology, and peace and conflict studies. Within those three disciplines, this project interweaves newly emerging fields of study together, including critical animal studies, eco-ability, disability studies, environmental justice, transformative justice, green criminology, anarchist studies, and critical criminology, This dissertation adopts three qualitative methodologies; autoethnography, case study, and critical pedagogy. My project uses the animal advocacy movement as its case study. Using a critical pedagogy methodology, I explored why and how activists respond to the stigmatization of being labeled as or associated with terrorists, a process I refer to as “terrorization.” Chapter One is an introduction to global ecological conditions and post-September 11, 2001 US political repressive conditions toward environmental and animal advocates. Chapter Two introduces the three methodologies that employed for this research project: autoethnography, case study, and critical pedagogy. Chapter Three argues that stigmatization is a form of repression grounded from personal experiences and examined by means of autoethnography disability studies, and critical criminology. Chapter Four, introduces the case study of this dissertation: critical animal studies, which is influenced by green criminology and anarchist studies. In Chapter Five, through a critical pedagogical methodology, fourteen participants engage in a dialogue on responding to political repression. Finally, in Chapter Six, two new concepts are introduced to interweave all the fields of study and topics in the dissertation together—eco-ability, a theory rooted in disability studies, critical animal studies, and ecology, and transformative justice, a restorative, liberatory, and empowering alternative justice system.

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Subject
Pedagogy;
Peace Studies;
Criminology
Classification
0456: Pedagogy
0563: Peace Studies
0627: Criminology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Social sciences; Animal advocacy; Critical animal studies; Critical criminology; Critical pedagogy; Disability studies; Dissent; Ecoterrorism; Stigmatization; Transformative justice
Title
A dis-ability perspective on the stigmatization of dissent: Critical pedagogy, critical criminology, and critical animal studies
Author
Nocella, Anthony J., II
Number of pages
273
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0659
Source
DAI-A 73/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267178978
Advisor
Castro, A. Peter; Ducre, Kishi Animashaun
Committee member
Beirne, Piers; Culbertson, Tucker B.; Loder, Richard; Mugo, Micere G.
University/institution
Syracuse University
Department
Social Science
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3495112
ProQuest document ID
922668707
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/922668707
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