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Author Weil, Kari.

Title Thinking animals : why animal studies now? / Kari Weil
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 190 pages) : illustrations
Contents A report on the animal turn -- Seeing animals -- Is a pet an animal? Domestication and animal agency -- Gendered subjects/abject objects : man(n)'s best friend -- Dog love/w(o)olf love -- A proper death -- Thinking and unthinking animal death : Temple Grandin and J.M. Coetzee -- Animal liberation or shameless freedom
Summary Animal studies has emerged as a major field within the humanities, despite its challenge to the very notion of the?human" that shapes humanities scholarship. Kari Weil investigates the rise of animal studies and its singular reading of literature and philosophy through the lens of human-animal relations and difference, providing not only a critical introduction to the field but also an appreciation of its thrilling acts of destabilization. Weil explores the mechanisms we use to build knowledge of other animals, to understand ourselves in relation to other animals, and to represent
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Animals (Philosophy)
Animals in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231519842 (electronic bk.)
9780231519847 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
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