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Author Vint, Sherryl, 1969- author.

Title Animal alterity : science fiction and the question of the animal / Sherryl Vint.

Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 269 pages).
Series Liverpool science fiction texts and studies ; 39.
Liverpool science fiction texts and studies ; 39.
WorldCat Holdings.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-256) and index.
Contents Always-already meat : the human-animal boundary and ethics -- The mirror test : humans, animals and sentience -- The animal responds : language, animals and science fiction -- 'The female is somewhat duller' : gender and animals -- Sapien orientalism : animals, colonialism, science fiction -- Existing for their own reasons : animal aliens -- A rope over an abyss : human as animals -- The modern epimetheus : animals and/as technology -- Conclusion.
Summary This title uses readings of science fiction texts to explore how animals are central to our perception of humanity. Arguing that the academic field of animal studies and the popular genre of science fiction share a number a critical concerns, the author expresses an urgent need to reconsider the human-animal boundary in a world of genetic engineering, factory farming, species extinctions, and increasing evidence of animal intelligence, emotions, and tool use. Mapping the complex terrain of human relations with non-human animals, the book offers an intervention into the contentious ongoing discussions of the post-human.
Other author OCLC, issuing body.
JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Animals in literature.
Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Other (Philosophy) in literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781846316135