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Animals and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Series: Human-Animal Studies Volume: 8

By: Sarah E McFarland (Editor), Ryan Hediger (Editor)

382 pages, illustrations

E J Brill

Paperback | Jun 2009 | #207538 | ISBN-13: 9789004175808
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NHBS Price: £110.00 $140/€131 approx

About this book

While many scholars who write about animals deal with animal agency in some way, Animals and Agency is the first to position the question of nonhuman agency as the primary focus of inquiry. Section I presents studies of actual animals demonstrating agency; Section II moves agency into new terrain while considering key representations of animal agency in literature; Section III analyzes animals as mediators and as conveyances of human-to-human communication;and Section IV investigates the agency of beings who defy conventional species categories. The Envoi demonstrates how the microscopic polyp is interwoven into notions of agency and mythical superagency. Animals and Agency's interdisciplinary explorations press hard on issues of agency to open up space for more questions about how we can understand relationships between the human and the nonhuman. [^]


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Biography

Sarah E. McFarland, PhD (2005) in English, University of Oregon, is assistant professor at Northwestern State University. Her publications examine how representations of animals are used to construct human conceptions of animal subjectivity, gender privilege, and contemporary environmental ethics.

Ryan Hediger, PhD (2005) in English, University of Oregon, is visiting assistant professor at La Salle University. His research focuses on the rhetorical function of literary and cultural objects in 20th-century and contemporary America, with emphasis on animals, ethics, and environment.

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