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Humans and other animals in eighteenth-century British culture : representation, hybridity, ethics

Author: Frank Palmeri
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines perceptions of and relations between human and nonhuman animals in Britain over the long eighteenth century. This volume is of interest to scholars and students who work in animal, colonial,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Palmeri
ISBN: 0754654753 9780754654759
OCLC Number: 470853891
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 201-214. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XI-217 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction: Representation, hybridity, ethics, Frank Palmeri; Gross metempsychosis and Eastern soul, Chi-ming Yang; The Lady and the Lapdog: mixed ethnicity in Constantinople, fashionable pets in Britain, Theresa Braunschneider; Gulliver's Travels and studies of skin color in the Royal Society, Cristina Malcolmson; Gulliver the Houyahoo: Swift, Locke, and the ethics of excessive individualism, Allen Michie; The autocritique of fables, Frank Palmeri; Animal nomenclature: facing other animals, Richard Nash; Man's animal nature: science, art, and satire in Thomas Rowlandson's 'studies in comparative anatomy', Arline Meyer; 'Listen to me': Frankenstein as an appeal to mercy and justice, on behalf of the persecuted animals, Stephanie Rowe; Shelley's great chain of being: from 'blind worms' to 'new-fledged eagles', Lisbeth Chapin; Gulliver and the lives of animals, Jonathan Lamb; Animal, vegetable, mineral: the play of species in Pynchon's Mason & Dixon, Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Palmeri.
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