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Becoming Animal

Author : David Abram
ISBN : 9780307379313
Genre : Nature
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David Abram’s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous has become a classic of environmental literature. Now he returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature. As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we’ve ignored the wild intelligence of our bodies, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. Abram’s writing subverts this distance, drawing readers ever closer to their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the human body and the breathing Earth. The shape-shifting of ravens, the erotic nature of gravity, the eloquence of thunder, the pleasures of being edible: all have their place in this book.
Category: Nature

Becoming Animal

Author : Nato Thompson
ISBN : 9780262201612
Genre : Art
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Contemporary artists investigate the boundaries between animal and human in a world of transgenics and dissolving distinctions; with 65 color images of new works.
Category: Art

Becoming Animal

Author : Claus Carstensen
ISBN : 1911164406
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What does it mean to be human? 'Becoming Animal' explores the existential nature of human experience through a rich survey of major modern and postmodern artworks in a visually and critically ambitious cross-section of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art. This investigation builds from a literary and philosophical framework that addresses the development of consciousness and self-awareness. Through a series of apparently irreconcilable artistically and politically divergent movements, empty transcendence is confronted by the enduring concepts of eternity and utopia. In particular, Symbolism and Minimalism are juxtaposed; art movements that shaped the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' exploration of the relationship between life and death, emptiness and meaning, with their specific artistic languages.0Featuring artists such as Carl Andre, Francisco de Goya, Albert Oehlen, Gardar Eide Einarsson and Matias Faldbakken, 'Becoming Animal' also includes essays from Giorgio Agamben, Michael Kjaer, Claus Carstensen, Anne Gregersen and Rosalind Krauss. 00Exhibition: Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2018).

A Nietzschean Bestiary

Author : Christa Davis Acampora
ISBN : 0742514277
Genre : Philosophy
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Nietzsche's use of metaphor has been widely noted but rarely focused to explore specific images in great detail. A Nietzschean Bestiary gathers essays devoted to the most notorious and celebrated beasts in Nietzsche's work. The essays illustrate Nietzsche's ample use of animal imagery, and link it to the dual philosophical purposes of recovering and revivifying human animality, which plays a significant role in his call for de-deifying nature. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Philosophy

Teaching North American Environmental Literature

Author : Laird Christensen
ISBN : UOM:39076002809932
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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From stories about Los Angeles freeways to slave narratives to science fiction, environmental literature encompasses more than nature writing. The study of environmental narrative has flourished since the MLA published Teaching Environmental Literature in 1985. Today, writers evince a self-consciousness about writing in the genre, teachers have incorporated field study into courses, technology has opened up classroom possibilities, and institutions have developed to support study of this vital body of writing. The challenge for instructors is to identify core texts while maintaining the field's dynamic, open qualities. The essays in this volume focus on North American environmental writing, presenting teachers with background on environmental justice issues, ecocriticism, and ecofeminism. Contributors consider the various disciplines that have shaped the field, including African American, American Indian, Canadian, and Chicana/o literature. The interdisciplinary approaches recommended treat the theme of predators in literature, ecology and ethics, conservation, and film. A focus on place-based literature explores how students can physically engage with the environment as they study literature. The volume closes with an annotated resource guide organized by subject matter.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Deleuze And The Animal

Author : Colin Gardner
ISBN : 9781474422765
Genre : Philosophy
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Becoming-animal is a key concept for Deleuze and Guattari; the ambiguous idea of the animal as human and nonhuman life infiltrates all of Deleuze's work. These 16 essays apply Deleuze's work to analysing television, film, music, art, drunkenness, mourning, virtual technology, protest, activism, animal rights and abolition. Each chapter questions the premise of the animal and critiques the centrality of the human. This collection creates new questions about what the age of the Anthropocene means by 'animal' and analyses and explores examples of the unclear boundaries between human and animal.
Category: Philosophy


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213162550
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures


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ISBN : UOM:39015079680750
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

Woof Woof

Author : Anthony Auerbach (Künstler)
ISBN : 0952027437
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Becoming Wild

Author : Carl Safina
ISBN : 9781250173348
Genre : Nature
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 "In this superbly articulate cri de coeur, Safina gives us a new way of looking at the natural world that is radically different."—The Washington Post New York Times bestselling author Carl Safina brings readers close to three non-human cultures—what they do, why they do it, and how life is for them. A New York Times Notable Books of 2020 Some believe that culture is strictly a human phenomenon. But this book reveals cultures of other-than-human beings in some of Earth’s remaining wild places. It shows how if you’re a sperm whale, a scarlet macaw, or a chimpanzee, you too come to understand yourself as an individual within a particular community that does things in specific ways, that has traditions. Alongside genes, culture is a second form of inheritance, passed through generations as pools of learned knowledge. As situations change, social learning—culture—allows behaviors to adjust much faster than genes can adapt. Becoming Wild brings readers into intimate proximity with various nonhuman individuals in their free-living communities. It presents a revelatory account of how animals function beyond our usual view. Safina shows that for non-humans and humans alike, culture comprises the answers to the question, “How do we live here?” It unites individuals within a group identity. But cultural groups often seek to avoid, or even be hostile toward, other factions. By showing that this is true across species, Safina illuminates why human cultural tensions remain maddeningly intractable despite the arbitrariness of many of our differences. Becoming Wild takes readers behind the curtain of life on Earth, to witness from a new vantage point the most world-saving of perceptions: how we are all connected.
Category: Nature

Becoming Dragon

Author : Micha Cárdenas
ISBN : UCSD:31822009476748
Genre : Performance art
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Category: Performance art

Becoming Audible

Author : Austin McQuinn
ISBN : 9780271088259
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Becoming Audible explores the phenomenon of human and animal acoustic entanglements in art and performance practices. Focusing on the work of artists who get into the spaces between species, Austin McQuinn discovers that sounding animality secures a vital connection to the creatural. To frame his analysis, McQuinn employs Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s concept of becoming-animal, Donna Haraway’s definitions of multispecies becoming-with, and Mladen Dolar’s ideas of voice-as-object. McQuinn considers birdsong in the work of Beatrice Harrison, Olivier Messiaen, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Daniela Cattivelli, and Marcus Coates; the voice of the canine as a sacrificial lab animal in the operatic work of Alexander Raskatov; hierarchies of vocalization in human-simian cultural coevolution in theatrical adaptations of Franz Kafka and Eugene O’Neill; and the acoustic exchanges among hybrid human-animal creations in Harrison Birtwistle’s opera The Minotaur. Inspired by the operatic voice and drawing from work in art and performance studies, animal studies, zooarchaeology, social and cultural anthropology, and philosophy, McQuinn demonstrates that sounding animality in performance resonates “through the labyrinths of the cultural and the creatural,” not only across species but also beyond the limits of the human. Timely and provocative, this volume outlines new methods of unsettling human exceptionalism during a period of urgent reevaluation of interspecies relations. Students and scholars of human-animal studies, performance studies, and art historians working at the nexus of human and animal will find McQuinn’s book enlightening and edifying.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Animal S Agenda

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ISBN : PSU:000052516603
Genre : Animal rights
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Category: Animal rights

Postmodern Animal

Author : Steve Baker
ISBN : 1861890605
Genre : Art
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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
Category: Art

Becoming Animal

Author : Minke Wasserman
ISBN : OCLC:919484361
Genre : Art, Modern
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Category: Art, Modern