Animal Oppression and Solidarity: Examining Representations of Animals and Their Allies in Twenty-First Century Media

Article by Tayler Zavitz and Corie Kielbiski

Published in Media, Networking Knowledge 14 (2)

Climate, Creatures and COVID-19 Special Issue (Vol. 14 No. 2, Oct. 2021).


Popular media, both literature and film, provide a location in which animal suffering, resistance and solidarity are finally visible. An examination of Bong Joon-ho’s award-winning film Okja (2017) and Karen Joy Fowler’s New York Timesbest-selling novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (2013) reveals complex media representations of animals that highlight the significance of twenty-first century media in depicting the animal in the human world.

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