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The animalizing imagination : totemism, textuality, and ecocriticism

Author: Alan Bleakley; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
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Human-animal relations are not confined to the literal animal, but extend to psychological, textual and conceptual animal presences. Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, including reference to contemporary cultural events, Alan Bleakley tracks the significance of the animal for human thinking, imagination, religion and aesthetic life. Where humanity can be seen to have defined itself through difference from  Read more...
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Bleakley, Alan.
Animalizing imagination.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
(DLC) 99038751
(OCoLC)42040741
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bleakley; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230287259 0230287255
OCLC Number: 681925069
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 171 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The Burden of the Beasts --
Aesthetic Animals --
Suffering Animals --
Literary Beasts --
Animals and Information --
Postscript --
Index.
Responsibility: Alan Bleakley.
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This text argues that animals appear not just as biological creatures, but as vehicles of meaning for human imagination, mind and culture.  Read more...

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