Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times

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U of Minnesota Press, 2009 - Social Science - 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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Contents

New Life Forms and Functions of Animal Fetishism
1
Chapter 1 Renderings Modern Logics
49
The Animal Capital of Cars Films and Abattoirs
87
Telecommunications Animal Currencies
131
Calculating Kinship in an Era of Pandemic Speculation
181
Animal Cannibalism in the Capitalist GlobeMobile
225
Notes
233
Index
285
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About the author (2009)

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

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