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The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies

Edited by Lynn Turner, Undine Sellbach, Ron Broglio

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Provides cross-disciplinary perspectives on the study of animals in humanities

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Introducing The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies - The Editors
1. Abjection, Ruth Lipschitz
2. Affection, Dominic Pettman
3. Animation, Timothy Morton
4. The Anthropocene, Kathryn Yusoff and Mary Thomas
5. Art, Amanda Boetzkes
6. Biopolitics, Rick Elmore
7. Capitalism, Nicole Shukin
8. Death, Dawne McCance
9. Empathy, Kari Weil
10. Ethics, Nicole Anderson
11. Evolution, Thom Van Dooren and Vinciane Despret
12. Extinction, Matthew Chrulew and Rick De Vos
13. Farming, Henry Buller
14. Film, Laura McMahon
15. Food. Lindsay Kelley
16. Fragility, Claire Colebrook
17. Friendship, Johnny Golding
18. Genealogies, Matthew Calarco
19. Homo Sapiens, David Wood
20. Law, Yoriko Otomo
21. Literature, Derek Ryan
22. Meaning, Wendy Wheeler
23. Microbes, Stefan Herbrechter
24. Nonhuman Philosophy, John Ó Maoilearca
25. Performance, Undine Sellbach
26. Poetics, Aaron Moe
27. Posthumanism, Franklin Ginn
28. Queer Theory, Carla Freccero
29. Races, Christopher Peterson
30. Religion, Danielle Sands
31. Revolution, Ron Broglio
32. Science Fiction, Sheryl Vint
33. Technology, Richard Iveson
34. Voice, Lynn Turner
Afterword: Who Are These Animals I Am Following? Cary Wolfe.

About the Author

Lynn Turner is Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture, at Goldsmiths, University of London. She explores how animal and sexual differences matter in visual culture, literature and philosophy. She is the editor of The Animal Question in Deconstruction (EUP, 2013) and co-author of Visual Cultures As… Recollection (Sternberg Press, 2013).

Undine Sellbach is recently appointed Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Dundee, UK, and previously Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research explores the edges of sentience through ethology, psychoanalysis, feminist philosophy of science, art and performance. She is currently completing a co-authored book about the speculative ethologies of Jacob von Uexküll.

Ron Broglio is Associate Professor of Literature and Culture and Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability. He is the author of Beast of Burden: Biopolitics, Labor and Animal Life in British Romanticism (State University of New York Press, 2017), Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and Technologies of the Picturesque (Bucknell University Press, 2008).


From A-Z, this book is full of astute companion writers and scholars entangled in rich webs with the lives and deaths of animals, in story, evolution, politics, science fiction, religion, ethics, queer theory, performance, ordinary living, and more. Here is a book that takes seriously the unanswerable but necessary question that gives the Afterword its title, "Who are these animals I am following?" Follow, read, and emerge in the compost that is always more than human.

- Donna Haraway, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of California Santa Cruz


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