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The Resource Animal alterity : science fiction and the question of the animal, Sherryl Vint

Animal alterity : science fiction and the question of the animal, Sherryl Vint

Label
Animal alterity : science fiction and the question of the animal
Title
Animal alterity
Title remainder
science fiction and the question of the animal
Statement of responsibility
Sherryl Vint
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Animal Alterity uses readings of science fiction texts to explore the centrality of animals for our ways of thinking about being human. It argues that the academic field of animal studies and the popular genre of science fiction share a number of critical concerns: thinking about otherness and the nature of human being; desiring communication across species difference; and interrogating the social and ethical consequences of changes in science and technology
  • We are living in a complex set of contradictory and confilicting relations with non-human animals. This book maps this complex terrain, arguing that we are better able to perceive options for a transformed politics if we perceive our various material relations wiht non-human animals withing a deeper understanding of the functions of the category ànimal'
  • Th̀is book challenged my thinking and extended my reading pleasure, and you can't ask for more than that.'
  • Professor Philip Armstrong, Co-director, New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, University of Canterbury
  • Ànimal Alterity is an engaging, intelligent study which is perceptively and accessibly theorised, and refreshingly innovative.' Dr Peter Wright, Edge Hill University --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vint, Sherryl
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Liverpool science fiction texts and studies
Series volume
39
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals in literature
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction
Label
Animal alterity : science fiction and the question of the animal, Sherryl Vint
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Always-already meat : the human-animal boundary and ethics -- The mirror test : humans, animals and sentience -- The animal responds : language, animals and science fiction -- 'The female is somewhat duller' : gender and animals -- Sapien orientalism : animals, colonialism, science fiction -- Existing for their own reasons : animal aliens -- A rope over an abyss : human as animals -- The modern epimetheus : animals and/as technology
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 269 p.
Isbn
9781846312342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Animal alterity : science fiction and the question of the animal, Sherryl Vint
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Always-already meat : the human-animal boundary and ethics -- The mirror test : humans, animals and sentience -- The animal responds : language, animals and science fiction -- 'The female is somewhat duller' : gender and animals -- Sapien orientalism : animals, colonialism, science fiction -- Existing for their own reasons : animal aliens -- A rope over an abyss : human as animals -- The modern epimetheus : animals and/as technology
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 269 p.
Isbn
9781846312342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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