Kathryn Gillespie & Yamini Narayanan (2020) ‘Animal Nationalisms:
Multispecies Cultural Politics, Race, and the (Un)Making of the Settler Nation-State’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 41:1, 1-7, DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2019.1704379
Kathryn Gillespie, PhD and Dr. Yamini Narayanan discuss the alarming rise of global right-wing, ultra-nationalist thinking and its connections to the “othering” of both humans and nonhuman animals. They use the examples of settler colonialism and other violent nation-building endeavors that seek to erase indigenous residents of a place, built on the frameworks of white supremacy and anthropocentrism. They ponder how to create more inclusive and just concepts of a nation that are cognizant of inter and intra-species differences.