As part of the Ban Righ Centre Fall Speaker Series, Charlotte E. Blattner (Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Law School) will be speaking on Friday October 12, 2018 at noon, at the Ban Righ Centre (32 Bader Lane) on the following topic:
Title: “Animals, the Forgotten Proletariat”
For centuries, labour has been a key site for struggles of recognition, membership, and legal rights. In recent years, scholars of various disciplines have begun to argue that animals are part of the working class, too—albeit a forgotten one. In this talk, Charlotte Blattner explores the promises and pitfalls of this growing body of scholarship.