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Author Lippit, Akira Mizuta.

Title Electric Animal : Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (295 pages)
Contents Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Remembering Animals; 1 Philosophy and the Animal World; 2 Afterthoughts on the Animal World: Heidegger to Nietzsche; 3 Evolutions: Natural Selection, Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis; 4 The Wildside: Theory and Animality; 5 The Literary Animal: Carroll, Kafka, Akutagawa; 6 Animetaphors: Photography, Cryptonymy, Film; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Differentiation from animals helped to establish the notion of a human being, but the disappearance of animals now threatens that identity. This is the argument underlying Electric Animal, a probing exploration of the figure of the animal in modern culture. Akira Mizuta Lippit shows us the animal as a crucial figure in the definition of modernity?essential to developments in the natural sciences and technology, radical transformations in modern philosophy and literature, and the advent of psychoanalysis and the cinema. Moving beyond the dialectical framework that has traditionally bound animal
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ISBN 0816666210 (electronic bk.)
9780816666218 (electronic bk.)