Animal Theory: A Critical Introduction

Ryan, Derek (2015) Animal Theory: A Critical Introduction. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 168 pp. ISBN 978-0-7486-8219-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

From caged orangutans to roasted pig, from dog training to horse phobias, from communicating bees to ruminating cows, Derek Ryan explores how animals are encountered in theoretical discourse. Across four thematically organised chapters on ‘Animals as Humans’, ‘Animal Ontology’, ‘Animal Life’ and ‘Animal Ethics’ he offers extended discussions of Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Deleuze, Singer, Nussbaum, Adams and Haraway among others, as well as lively readings of contemporary literary texts by Carter, Coetzee, Auster and Foer. Intended as a resource for researchers, students, teachers and all those interested in human-animal relationships, Animal Theory: A Critical Introduction provides an accessible and authoritative account of the challenges and potential in thinking about and with animals.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Derek Ryan
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 19:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52976 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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