Animal Religion and Cosmonautical Allegories

Rooney, Caroline R. (2015) Animal Religion and Cosmonautical Allegories. In: Cosmopolitan Animals. Palgrave, pp. 58-71. ISBN 978-1-137-37627-5. E-ISBN 978-1-137-37628-2. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137376282) (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

The term ‘cosmopolitan’ differs from the term ‘metropolitan’ in that it refers to not merely being a citizen of a city but a citizen of the world. In spite of this, there is a widespread association of cosmopolitanism with cities, as major settlements of trade and thereby of multicultural assimilation or negotiation. This essay aims to explore an inversion of this situation in exploring what it might mean to conceive of the whole cosmos as a home or what it might mean to feel at home in the cosmos. Here, the question of ‘cosmopolitan animals’ is not one of how animals may be brought into a human sociopolitical economy, be it as commodities or as creatures accorded rights and agency, but one of how human animals are able to coexist with other animals in a cosmic sense

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Research
Depositing User: Kate Smith
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 13:19 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 09:09 UTC
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