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ANIMALS, PLANTS, THINGS : nonhuman storytelling between philosophy and literature.

Author: DANIELLE SANDS
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], EDINBURGH UNIV Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Navigates various literary and philosophical approaches to the representation of the nonhuman Combining recent insights from animal studies, critical plant studies and the new materialisms, Danielle Sands reads fiction and philosophy alongside each other to propose a method of thinking of and with animals that draws on a bestiary of affects. She challenges the claim that empathy should be primary mode of engagement  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: DANIELLE SANDS
ISBN: 1474439039 9781474439039
OCLC Number: 1057761039

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Navigates various literary and philosophical approaches to the representation of the nonhuman Combining recent insights from animal studies, critical plant studies and the new materialisms, Danielle Sands reads fiction and philosophy alongside each other to propose a method of thinking of and with animals that draws on a bestiary of affects. She challenges the claim that empathy should be primary mode of engagement with nonhuman life. Instead, she looks at the stories that we tell, and are told, by insects--beings at the edges of animal life. The indifference, even disgust, that these creatures evoke in us forms the basis for a new ethics not limited by empathy.

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