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Introduction

Colleen Glenney Boggs

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores a key mechanism of biopolitics by which forms of power ranging from state authority to familial intimacy get conjoined and worked out via animal representations. More specifically, ... More


American Bestiality: Sex, Animals, and the Construction of Subjectivity

Plymouth Plantation and Abu Ghraib

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the biopolitical function of animal representations by focusing on two seemingly disparate historical and geographical moments: the criminalization of bestiality at the Plymouth ... More


Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Colleen Boggs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book puts animal representation at the center of the making of the liberal American subject and argues that animals are critical to the ways in which Americans enact their humanity and regulate ... More


Animals, Affect, and the Formation of Liberal Subjectivity

Emily Dickinson

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines how the scene of bestiality gets rewritten as one of “puppy love” with the rise of sentimentalism in the nineteenth century and its permutations in the twentieth century. In ... More


Developing Animals

Matthew Brower

in Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654789
eISBN:
9781452946191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654789.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Photography

This concluding chapter summarizes the arguments of the book and relates them to later developments in animal representation. By tracing the effects of photography on cultural conceptions of animals, ... More


Rethinking Liberal Subjectivity: The Biopolitics of Animal Autobiography

Katharine Lee Bates and Barbara Bush

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the conflation of pets with children by focusing on the genre of animal autobiography—that is, autobiographies written from the perspective of an animal. More specifically, it ... More


A Red Herring: The Animal Body, Representation, and Historicity

Matthew Brower

in Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654789
eISBN:
9781452946191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654789.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter explores the conception of animality and animal representation at work prior to the development of live animal photography. It analyzes two photographs taken by Welsh photographer John ... More


Epilogue

Colleen Glenney Boggs

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book has explored the mediating role of “biopolitical subjectivity” in American literature and culture—and vice versa, the impact of animal representations on our understanding of biopolitics ... More


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