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By Joanne Barker
Published: 07 April 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7316-2
... Storytelling animal studies desire and sexuality Christian ideology ...
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373162-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7316-2
... are used by Indigenous women as inspiration for various activist movements for environmental justice, women’s health and healing, and food sovereignty. Storytelling animal studies desire and sexuality Christian ideology ...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374374-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7437-4
... Social neuroscientists address kinship through biologically rooted, affective feelings of attachment, arguing that humans and other mammals experience sustained social bonds through the involvement of neural processes linked to affect and memory. They draw heavily from animal studies...
Series: ANIMA
Published: 22 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7467-1
...Preface<subtitle>Empire in Life</subtitle> The preface argues that the rising attention in the humanities and social sciences to theories of biopolitics and posthumanism offers postcolonial studies an opportunity to develop an account of politics that tracks how international inequalities...
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By Eben Kirksey
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
... Florida is home to free-ranging rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta ). This chapter follows these wild animals from the national mediascape to the state legislature, from suburban enclaves and animal rescue facilities to Silver Springs State Park. Upward of 130 monkeys live along the Silver River...
Published: 21 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374909-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7490-9
... to the ways religion is motivated by animal affects rather than language. The chapter’s case study is twenty-first-century American Islamophobia, especially the surge of Islamophobic activity that rose up in the wake of the Park51 controversy of summer 2010. Bringing together analyses of the operation...
Published: 13 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... and resignifies the meaning of Asian American masculinity in the era of neoliberal globalization. diaspora studies globalization Bobby Cheung trans of color transgender This essay analyzes how Indra Sinha, in his 2007 novel, Animal’s People , uses the allegorical figure of the protagonist Animal...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... This chapter is a study of Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide as an exploration of the degradation of the subaltern world of the Sundarbans by state and local government projects of modernization and international wildlife preservation movements. It argues that although the novel has faith...
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By Samantha Frost
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374350-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7435-0
... climate change and environmental degradation. The chapter suggests that implicit in the critiques of the category of the human are an idea of the human as animal, dependent, embodied, and material. It observes that these ideas are similar in kind to those found in developments in science studies...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... the gifts for needed work offered by scientists, critical theorists, and storytellers. Partners from science studies, anthropology, and storytelling are companions for tentacular thinking. With their help, the three timescapes of the book come into focus: the Anthropocene, the Capitalocene...
Published: 21 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374909-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7490-9
...—and identifies them all as iterations of animal religion, determined not exclusively by language or cognition, but by affective forces. Affects, it is argued, are not private, apolitical, or ahistorical—as earlier phenomenological accounts of religion held—but, in keeping with Smith’s call to address...
Published: 21 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374909-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7490-9
... register of human transcendence and “everything else” as mere “dancing.” To counter this framework, the chapter uses affect theory, feminist studies of religion, and evolutionary biology to reconsider religion itself as dance. Rather than theorizing dance as “pure plastic rhythm,” as some Deleuzian affect...
Published: 26 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376019-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7601-9
... This chapter argues that women’s films about other cultures are marketed in North America as humanist fables and that art house exhibition functions as a middle-brow and arguably feminized taste culture. It takes as case studies prominent women directors whose diasporic visions of “home” solicit...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374367-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... This essay analyzes how Indra Sinha, in his 2007 novel, Animal’s People , uses the allegorical figure of the protagonist Animal to address the human rights tragedies that resulted from a disastrous gas leak from an American-owned pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984. By refusing...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 14 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7361-2
... animated and what they have succeeded and failed to put in place. Attention to the politics of occlusion, colonial temporalities, and a “recursive analytics” is introduced. Colonial presence Concept work History Politics of occlusion Colonial temporalities Recursive history This chapter...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... South Asia Rainer Maria Rilke tigers human-animal relations wildlife preservation translation deep communication poetry This chapter is a study of Nuruddin Farah’s Gifts . It examines the novel’s articulation of an alternative model of giving to that of Western humanitarian aid, which has...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... today. Historiographical consensus is that the modern notion of culture was constructed in the nineteenth century in opposition to the sciences. In contrast, this chapter studies a key moment in the late sixteenth century, when the meaning of culture was expanded from "agricultural cultivation...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374367-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... of possibilities rather than fully actualized, embodied practices. Elusive as it may seem, freedom as an ethical imperative animates this exercise. The focus on freedom, even as an unrealized, perhaps unrealizable condition, forces readers to move beyond, if not against, the very grammars, practices...
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By Donovan O. Schaefer
Published: 21 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7490-9
... Benjamin Disraeli J. Z. Smith postsecularism religion and science theory and method in the study of religion ...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 23 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009078-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0907-8