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Deleuze and the Animal
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Deleuze and the Animal

Colin Gardner and Patricia MacCormack

Abstract

Human-animal studies and the age of the anthropocene are prevalent across many disciplines at this time and this book is among the first to explore the usefulness of Deleuze for extensions and debates in these fields which only Deleuzian understandings of human subjectivity can provide. While Deleuzian studies has always been critical of the structure and status of human subjectivity, utilizing Deleuze in discussions of the contentious and unstable concept of the animal underlines the utility of his work for altering both theories and practices from art to philosophy to everyday activism. This ... More

Keywords: Deleuze, activism, anthropocene, human-animal studies, animal rights, becoming-animal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474422734
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422734.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Gardner, editor
Professor of Critical Theory and Integrative Studies in the departments of Art, Film and Media Studies, the History of Art and Architecture, and Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara

Patricia MacCormack, editor
is Professor of Continental Philosophy, Anglia Ruskin University

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Contents

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Introduction

Colin Gardner and Patricia MacCormack

Part I Undoing Anthropocentrism: Becoming-Animal and the Nonhuman

Chapter 1 Ahuman Abolition

Patricia MacCormack

Part II Vectors of Becoming-Imperceptible: The multiplicity of the Pack

Part III Animal Politics, Animal Deaths: Transversal Connectivities and the Creation of an Ethico-Aesthetic Paradigm

Part IV Animal Re-Territorialisations in Art and Cinema

Part V Transverse Animalities: Ecosophical Becomings