The Resource Animals and the human imagination: : a companion to animal studies, (ebook)

Animals and the human imagination: : a companion to animal studies, (ebook)

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Animals and the human imagination: : a companion to animal studies
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Animals and the human imagination:
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a companion to animal studies
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eng
Summary
Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collection reflects the growth of animal studies as an independent field and the rise of "animality" as a critical lens through which to analyze society and culture, on par with race and gender. Essays center on the role of animals in the human imagination and the imagination of the human, a discourse that has evolved in tandem with discussions of-and more robust concern for-animals in popular culture. They consider the worldviews of several indigenous peoples, animal-human mythology in early modern China, and political uses of the animal in postcolonial India. They engage with the theoretical underpinnings of the animal protection movement, representations of animals in children's literature, the depiction of animals in contemporary art, and the philosophical positioning of the animal from Aristotle to Heidegger. The strength of this companion lies in its timeliness and contextual diversity, which makes it essential reading for students and researchers while further developing the parameters of the discipline
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Midwest
Dewey number
590
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1966-
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  • Gross, Aaron S
  • Vallely, Anne
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  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animals and civilization
  • Animals
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Animal welfare
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adult
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Animals and the human imagination: : a companion to animal studies, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231527767
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861441
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remote
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11861441
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MWT11861441
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Animals and the human imagination: : a companion to animal studies, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231527767
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861441
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861441
System control number
MWT11861441
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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