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

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University of Chicago Press, Feb 1, 2003 - Nature - 237 pages
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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 Lévinas, Derrida, Žižek, 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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Contents

Introduction
1
PART ONE
19
Old Orders for New Ecology Animal Rights and the Poverty of Humanism
21
In The Shadow of Wittgensteins Lion Language Ethics and the Question of the Animal
44
PART TWO
95
Subject to Sacrifice Ideology Psychoanalysis and the Discourse of Species in Jonathan Demmes The Silence of the Lambs with Jonathan Elmer
97
Aficionados and Friend Killers Rearticulating Race and Gender via Species in Hemingway
122
Faux Posthumanism The Discourse of Species and the Neocolonial Project in Michael Crichtons Congo
169
Postmodern Ethics the Question of the Animal and the Imperatives of Posthumanist Theory
190
Notes
209
Index
233
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About the author (2003)

Cary Wolfe is a professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY. He is the author, most recently, of Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the "Outside" and the editor of Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal.

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