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Animal Rites American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

ISBN-10: 0226905144

ISBN-13: 9780226905143

Edition: 2003

Authors: Cary Wolfe, W. J. T. Mitchell

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Now that supposedly distinguishing marks of humanity, from reasoning to tool use, have been found in other species, how can we justify discriminating against nonhuman animals on the basis of their species? Wolfe examines contemporary notions of humanism, ethics and animal rights.
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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Branka Arsi is associate professor of American literature at the University at Albany, SUNY. Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University. Stanley Cavell is the Walter M. Cabot Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University.Cary Wolfe is chair and the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor in the Department of English at Rice University. His books include What Is Posthumanism?

W. J. T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, the Department of Art History, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also coeditor of the journal Critical Inquiry.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Old Orders for New: Ecology, Animal Rights, and the Poverty of Humanism
In the Shadow of Wittgenstein's Lion: Language, Ethics, and the Question of the Animal
Subject to Sacrifice: Ideology, Psychoanalysis, and the Discourse of Species in Jonathan Demme'sThe Silence of the Lambs
Aficionados and Friend Killers: Rearticulating Race and Gender via Species in Hemingway
Faux Posthumanism: The Discourse of Species and the Neocolonial Project in Michael Crichton'sCongo
Conclusion: Postmodern Ethics, the Question of the Animal, and the Imperatives of Posthumanist Theory
Notes
Index