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Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

By: Cary Wolfe

252 pages, no illustrations

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Feb 2003 | #134092 | ISBN: 0226905144
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Hardback | Jan 2003 | #134091 | ISBN: 0226905136
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Through detailed readings of how discourses of race, sexuality, colonialism and animality interact in 20th-century American culture, Wolfe explores what it would mean, in theory and critical practice, to take seriously "the question of the animal".

Animal Rites offers exciting new readings of a rich variety of texts. This is an original and provocative work that will open up important new arenas of discussion in literary and cultural studies, as well as the discourse of animal rights. - N. Katherine Hayles, author of How We Became Posthuman

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Cary Wolfe is professor of English at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author, most recently, of Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the "Outside" and the editor of Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal.

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