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作者 Wolfe, Cary
書名 Animal Rites : American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory
出版項 Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003
©2002
國際標準書號 9780226905129 (electronic bk.)
9780226905136
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說明 1 online resource (255 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part One -- 1. Old Orders for New: Ecology, Animal Rights, and the Poverty of Humanism -- 2. In the Shadow of Wittgenstein's Lion: Language, Ethics, and the Question of the Animal -- Part Two -- 3. Subject to Sacrifice: Ideology, Psychoanalysis, and the Discourse of Species in Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs (with Jonathan Elmer) -- 4. Aficionados and Friend Killers: Rearticulating Race and Gender via Species in Hemingway -- 5. Faux Posthumanism: The Discourse of Species and the Neocolonial Project in Michael Crichton's Congo -- Conclusion: Postmodern Ethics, the Question of the Animal, and the Imperatives of Posthumanist Theory -- Notes -- Index
In Animal Rites, Cary Wolfe examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to Lévinas, Derrida, Žižek, Maturana, and Varela. Through detailed readings of how discourses of race, sexuality, colonialism, and animality interact in twentieth-century American culture, Wolfe explores what it means, in theory and critical practice, to take seriously "the question of the animal."
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Wolfe, Cary Animal Rites : American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2003 9780226905136
主題 Animal rights -- Philosophy.;Species -- Philosophy.;Humanism.;Human-animal relationships in literature.;Human-animal relationships in motion pictures
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