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Reading Like an Animal

Kathleen Frederickson

in The Ploy of Instinct: Victorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262519
eISBN:
9780823266395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262519.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Instinct resolves a contradiction in the liberal theorization of desire-based choice. Instinctive individuals supposedly could not create or manage instinct; as a result, they could not contract ... More


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