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A Critical Companion to Zoosemiotics: People, Paths, Ideas

Series: Biosemiotics Volume: 5

By: Dario Martinelli

353 pages, Figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Jul 2010 | #187470 | ISBN-13: 9789048192489
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A critical companion of "Zoosemiotics" is the first attempt to systematise the study of animal communication and signification through its most important and/or problematic terms and concepts, and its most representative scholars. It is a companion, in that it attempts to cover the entire range of key terms in the field, and it's critical, in that it aims not only to describe, but also to discuss, problematise and, in some cases, resolve, these terms.


Foreword. Part I -- Introduction To Zoosemiotics. 1. What Is Zoosemiotics? 2. Critical Issues In The Past, Present And Future Of Zoosemiotics. Part II - Ethological Zoosemiotics. 1. General Systematics Of EZ. 2. Typologies And Functions Of The Signs. 3. The Mind/Body Dualism And The Problem Of The Point Of View. 4. A Semiotic Investigation Of Deception, Play And Aesthetics. Part III - Anthropological Zoosemiotics. 1. General Problems Addressed By A.Z. 2. The Concept Of "Animal" From The Semiotic Perspective. 3. Interspecific Communication And Language. Part IV - A Glossary Of People, Paths And Ideas. Appendix - Does Zoosemiotics Have An Ethical Agenda? 1. Introducing The Problem. 2. The (Zoo)Semiotics Of Resistance. 3. The Human-Animal(Ist) Relationship In Everyday Discourse. 4. A Semiotics Of Anthropocentrism. 5. The Concept Of Biocentrism. References.

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