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Communicating beyond the Human: Posthumanism, Neo-Shamanism, and Ciro Guerra’s El abrazo de la serpiente

Joey Whitfield

in Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401490
eISBN:
9781683402169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401490.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Ciro Guerra’s El abrazo de la serpiente (2015) pushes at the limits of the human in several ways. It addresses the genocidal consequences of extractive capitalism, the transcendent promise of both ... More


From Animal Languages to Interspecies Worlds

Eva Meijer

in When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479859351
eISBN:
9781479815661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859351.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter investigates how we can conceptualize language games between animals of different species, specifically focusing on human/non-human animal relations, and the author explores the role ... More


Adult Swim: How John C. Lilly Got Groovy (and Took the Dolphin with Him), 1958–1968

D. Graham Burnett

in Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226372884
eISBN:
9780226373072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373072.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The notable neurophysiologist John C. Lilly moved from work on macaques to dolphins in the late 1950s, eventually elaborating a research program that placed Tursiops truncatus (the bottlenose ... More


Stray Philosophy: Dog-Human Observations on Language, Freedom, and Politics

Eva Meijer

in When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479859351
eISBN:
9781479815661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859351.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In the first case study, the author develops the ideas about language and politics further by discussing her own personal experiences with Romanian stray dog Olli around three themes: language, ... More


The Animal Responds: Language, Animals and Science Fiction

in Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312342.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter deals with the question of language as criteria to differentiate humans from animals. The fantasy of communicating with animals or non-human beings is a common theme in science fiction ... More


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