The Longest revolution

cultural studies after speciesism

John Simons

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)


This article is a provisional exploration of the field of cultural studies from a committed animal rights perspective. It argues that cultural studies will need to be reformed in response to increasing public concern about animal welfare issues and the growth of environmental consciousness. A number of critical readings of literary texts are employed to exemplify how this reformation might manifest itself in practice. It includes a review and critique of some current work in the field and suggests that cultural theory is presently unable to respond fully to the place of animals in cultural production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-497
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironmental Values
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997



  • animal rights
  • cultural studies
  • literary criticism
  • speciesism

Cite this