Animal activism in the business school: Using fierce compassion for teaching critical and positive perspectives

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Tallberg , L , Välikangas , L & Hamilton , L 2021 , ' Animal activism in the business school: Using fierce compassion for teaching critical and positive perspectives ' , Management Learning . https://doi.org/10.1177/13505076211044612

Title: Animal activism in the business school: Using fierce compassion for teaching critical and positive perspectives
Author: Tallberg, Linda; Välikangas, Liisa; Hamilton, Lindsay
Contributor: Hanken School of Economics, Management and Organisation, Helsinki
Hanken School of Economics, Management and Organisation, Helsinki
Belongs to series: Management Learning
ISSN: 1350-5076
Abstract: This article explores a practical approach to teaching animal ethics in food systems as part of a business course. We argue that tackling such complex and emotionally charged topics is vital to shifting unsustainable and hurtful behaviours towards more positive futures. Our teaching example outlines a pedagogy of courageously witnessing, inquiring with empathy and prompting positive action; an activist approach we term fierce compassion. These three layers blend positive and critical perspectives in a classroom to address contentious issues of large-scale industrial animal production hitherto largely neglected in a traditional business curriculum. While acknowledging that academic activism is controversial, we argue that fierce compassion – noticing the suffering that is remote and often systemically hidden – can inform and structure education towards more post-anthropocentric and just futures for all living beings – human and nonhuman alike.
Date: 2021-10-01
Subject: 512 Business and Management
academic activism
animals
business education
critical management
fierce compassion
food ethics
pedagogy
Positive Organisational Scholarship
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PREM2021_12
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https://helda.helsinki.fi/dhanken/handle/10227/455469
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