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

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

Cary Wolfe


In Animal Rites, Cary Wolfe examines modern notions of humanism and ethics via reconstructing a bit recognized yet the most important underground culture of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to Lévinas, Derrida, Žižek, Maturana, and Varela. via targeted readings of ways discourses of race, sexuality, colonialism, and animality have interaction in twentieth-century American tradition, Wolfe explores what it skill, in idea and significant perform, to take heavily "the query of the animal."

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