Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times

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University of Minnesota Press, 2009 - Nature - 306 pages
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The juxtaposition of biopolitical critique and animal studies--two subjects seldom theorized together--signals the double-edged intervention of Animal Capital. Nicole Shukin pursues a resolutely materialist engagement with the "question of the animal," challenging the philosophical idealism that has dogged the question by tracing how the politics of capital and of animal life impinge on one another in market cultures of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

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Nicole Shukin is assistant professor of English at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

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