Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

  • Title: Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory
  • Author: Cary Wolfe W.J.T. Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780226905143
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • Animal Rites American Culture the Discourse of Species and Posthumanist Theory 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
    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 L vinas, Derrida, i ek, Maturana, and Varela Through detailed readings of how discourses of race, sexuality, colonialism, and animality interact in twentieth 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 L vinas, Derrida, i ek, 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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    1. Brief summary in the form of a gif about my impressions:The only useful things for my thesis was the introduction. I have no freaking idea what this book is about. WHY THE FRICK ARE THEORY BOOKS WRITTEN IN SUCH A COMPLICATED WAY?!

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    2. I think this is one of those books that I will re-read periodically, as my own experience and philosophical reference grows. Wolfe synthesizes philosophy, activism, and cross-disciplinary studies (biology, systems theory) to open up larger conversations about speciesism, but without getting trapped by the ethical dilemmas of animal rights while we still lack a complete understanding (let alone the practice) of human rights. He uses classical philosophical readings, and pairs them with literature [...]

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