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Bestial traces : race, sexuality, animality

Author: Christopher Peterson
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In contemporary race and sexuality studies, the topic of animality emerges almost exclusively in order to index the dehumanization that makes discrimination possible. "Bestial Traces" argues that a more fundamental disavowal of human animality conditions the bestialization of racial and sexual minorities. Hence, when conservative politicians equate homosexuality with bestiality, they betray an anxious effort to deny  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Peterson
ISBN: 9780823245208 0823245209 9780823245215 0823245217
OCLC Number: 792885741
Language Note: English.
Description: viii, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Aping apes: Edgar Allan Poe's "The murders in the Rue Morgue" and Richard Wright's Native son --
Slavery's bestiary: Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus tales --
Autoimmunity and ante-racism: Philip Roth's The human stain --
Ashamed of shame: J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace.
Responsibility: Christopher Peterson.

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Explores the relationship between race, sexuality, and animality in literature and philosophy.  Read more...

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