..I have no freakin’ idea what the idiot is saying.
Given that the shift in tree squirrel demographics is a relatively recent phenomenon, this case presents a unique opportunity to question and retheorize the ontological given of ‘otherness’ that manifests, in part, through a politics whereby animal food choices ‘[come] to stand in for both compliance and resistance to the dominant forces in [human] culture’. I, therefore, juxtapose feminist posthumanist theories and feminist food studies scholarship to demonstrate how eastern fox squirrels are subjected to gendered, racialized, and speciesist thinking in the popular news media as a result of their feeding/eating practices, their unique and unfixed spatial arrangements in the greater Los Angeles region, and the western, modernist human frame through which humans interpret these actions.
— “When ‘Angelino’ squirrels don’t eat nuts: a feminist posthumanist politics of consumption across southern California,” Teresa Lloro-Bidart
I dunno. It could be another Sokal hoax, but s/he/zi/it is in Kalifornia.
Added: OK, I checked the Cal Poly Pomona web site, and this ditz is on staff there, and does “focus” ” on exploring and understanding human-animal relationships in educational spaces, with a particular focus on feminist posthumanist and ecofeminist theories.” So it’s possible she wrote this drivel, and that she is serious. But dear Bog, it looks like something generated by a leftist random jargon generator.