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The Resource The animal catalyst : towards ahuman theory, edited by Patricia MacCormack

The animal catalyst : towards ahuman theory, edited by Patricia MacCormack

Label
The animal catalyst : towards ahuman theory
Title
The animal catalyst
Title remainder
towards ahuman theory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patricia MacCormack
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Animal Catalyst deals with the 'question' of 'what is an animal' and also in some instances, 'what is a human'? It pushes the critical animal studies in important new directions; it re-examines its basic assumptions, suggests new paradigms for how we can live and function ecologically, in a world that is not simply "ours." It argues that it is not enough to recognise the ethical demands placed upon us by our encounters with animals, or to critique our often murderous treatment of them: this simply reinforces human exceptionalism. Featuring contributions from leading academics, lawyers, artists and activists, the book examines key issues such as: - How "compassion" for animals reinforces ideas of what distinguishes human beings from other animals. - How animal documentaries highlight the problematics of human-based representations of nonhumans. - How speciesism and human centricity are built into the legal system. - How individualist subjectivity works in relation to animals who may not think of themselves in the same way. - How any consideration of animal others must involve a radical deconstruction of our very notion of the "human." This volume is a unique project which stands at the cutting edge of both animal rights philosophies and posthuman/artistic/abstract philosophies of identity. It will be of great interest to undergraduates and researchers in philosophy, ethics, particularly continental philosophy, critical theory and cultural studies"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
179/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.A55
LC item number
A53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
MacCormack, Patricia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animal welfare
  • Speciesism
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Ethics & moral philosophy
  • Philosophy: aesthetics
  • Philosophy
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Animal welfare
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Speciesism
Label
The animal catalyst : towards ahuman theory, edited by Patricia MacCormack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART ONE New Abolitionist Approaches; 1 The War on Compassion; 2 Legal Technology Confronts Speciesism, or We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us; 3 'Beyond' the Singular? Ecology, Subjectivity, Politics; PART TWO Animal Mediators: Philosophy, Film, Literature; 4 Etre aux aguets: Deleuze, Creation and Territorialization; 5 Out of the Labyrinth, into the Métro: Becoming-animal, the Waking Dream and Movements of World in Raymond Queneau and Louis Malle's Zazie dans le métro
  • 6 The Animal That Therefore I Am Not: Inhuman Mediations on the Ultimate Degeneration of Bios and Zoe via the Inevitable Process of Phenomenophagism7 The Taste of Living; PART THREE Ahumanity: A Liberation of Life; 8 Suicide for Animals; 9 Dark Pedagogy; 10 Self-Harm, Human Harm?; 11 After Life; Bibliography; Index
Control code
891661130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472594266
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40023904566
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1656523
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891661130
Terms governing use
Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force.
Label
The animal catalyst : towards ahuman theory, edited by Patricia MacCormack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART ONE New Abolitionist Approaches; 1 The War on Compassion; 2 Legal Technology Confronts Speciesism, or We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us; 3 'Beyond' the Singular? Ecology, Subjectivity, Politics; PART TWO Animal Mediators: Philosophy, Film, Literature; 4 Etre aux aguets: Deleuze, Creation and Territorialization; 5 Out of the Labyrinth, into the Métro: Becoming-animal, the Waking Dream and Movements of World in Raymond Queneau and Louis Malle's Zazie dans le métro
  • 6 The Animal That Therefore I Am Not: Inhuman Mediations on the Ultimate Degeneration of Bios and Zoe via the Inevitable Process of Phenomenophagism7 The Taste of Living; PART THREE Ahumanity: A Liberation of Life; 8 Suicide for Animals; 9 Dark Pedagogy; 10 Self-Harm, Human Harm?; 11 After Life; Bibliography; Index
Control code
891661130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 208 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472594266
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40023904566
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1656523
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891661130
Terms governing use
Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force.

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