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

Autore: Cary Wolfe
Editore: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003.
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Cary Wolfe examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little-known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to Lévinas, Derrida, Maturana, and Varela. Through detailed readings of how discourses of race, sexuality, colonialism, and animality interact in twentieth-century American culture, the author explores what it means, in  Per saperne di più…
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Wolfe, Cary.
Animal rites.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002020411
(OCoLC)49823186
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Cary Wolfe
ISBN: 9780226905129 0226905128
Numero OCLC: 692205226
Descrizione: 1 online resource (xv, 237 pages)
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Cary Wolfe ; foreword by W.J.T. Mitchell.

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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.  Per saperne di più…

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