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Animal rites : American culture, the discourse of species, and posthumanist theory

Author: Cary Wolfe
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003.
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In 'Animal rites', Cary Wolfe examines contemporary notions of humanism, ethics, and animals by reconstructing a little known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal.

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Wolfe, Cary.
Animal rites.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2003
(DLC) 2002020411
(OCoLC)49823186
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cary Wolfe
ISBN: 9780226905129 0226905128
OCLC Number: 692205226
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 237 p.)
Contents: Old orders for new: ecology, animal rights and the poverty of humanism --
In the shadow of Wttgenstein's Lion: language, ethics, and the question of the animal --
Subject to sacrifice: ideology, psychoanalysis, and the discourse of species in Jonathan Demme's The Silence of The Lambs (with Jonathan Elmer) --
Aficionados and friend killers: rearticulating race and gender via species in Hemingway --
Faux posthumanism: the discourse of species and the neocolonial project in Michael Crichton's Congo --
Conclusion: postmodern ethics, thequestion of the animal, and the imperatives of posthumanist theory.
Responsibility: Cary Wolfe ; foreword by W.J.T. Mitchell.

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"Animal Rites offers exciting new readings of a rich variety of texts. This is an original and provocative work that will open up important new arenas of discussion in literary and cultural studies, Read more...

 
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