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Displaying Death and Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Jane C. Desmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226144054
eISBN:
9780226375519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375519.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In this book, author Jane C. Desmond offers a performative analysis of the social phenomena that construct human-animal relations. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Desmond explores the shared ... More


Introduction: Passionate Encounters with Animals in Everyday Life—Beyond the Mainstream

Jane C. Desmond

in Displaying Death and Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226144054
eISBN:
9780226375519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375519.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In the book’s introduction, Desmond explains the terminology she will use to describe relations involving humans and animals and provides an overview of the book’s tripartite structure. She discusses ... More


Requiem for Roadkill: Death, Denial, and Mourning on America’s Roads

Jane C. Desmond

in Displaying Death and Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226144054
eISBN:
9780226375519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375519.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In Chapter 7, Desmond examines roadkill, or the destruction of “wild” animals by automobiles. In contrast to the practices of mourning and remembrance described in previous chapters, humans engage in ... More


The Aesthetics of Petroleum

Stephanie LeMenager

in Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199899425
eISBN:
9780199347186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899425.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 considers the aesthetics of petroleum in California and the United States as the freeway-suburban complex develops through the mid-twentieth century, producing as many reasons for loving ... More


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