Animals and the Human Imagination

Animals and the Human Imagination

A Companion to Animal Studies

eBook - 2012
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Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J.M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9780231527767
0231527764
9780231152969
9780231152976
0231152965
0231152973
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 371 pages) : illustrations

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