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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
... animalization. By defining the degrees of their relative humanity and animality, these rituals render life and death more or less worthy. I coin the term zoometrics to refer to the detailed calculations of biopolitical worthiness that occur within and along the animal-human divide. Such zoometric accounts...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2017
... animals. Braverman offers a biopolitical idea, “zoometrics,” that allows us to chart the process of determining worth along the animal-human divide. As bookends, Tahir and Braverman do not provide us with a celebratory vision of our public cultures, but they do, poetically, provide a necessary one...