Anarchist Essays

Essay #5: Catherine Oliver, ‘More-than-Human Precarity’

January 18, 2021

In this essay, Catherine Oliver takes a look at the world beyond the human through a critical lens of precarity in Britain, exploring how humans’ lives with other species have been destroyed, and the consequences of this for the flourishing of more-than-human communities.  

Catherine Oliver is a postdoctoral researcher, currently working with rehomed commercial ex-laying hens in London as part of the ERC-funded project Urban Ecologies at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD on historical and contemporary veganism in Britain in 2020. She can be found on twitter at @katiecmoliver and more on her work is available here:

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