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Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature

Animals and Desire in South African Fiction

Biopolitics and the Resistance to Colonization

Authors: Price, Jason

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  • Offers a multidisciplinary argument for scholars interested in literary studies, film studies, postcolonial theory, ecocriticism, and animal studiesExamines a wealth of source material including works by J.M. Coetzee,  Anne Landsman, and Zakes Mda
  • Proposes a new understanding of animal studies by arguing for desire's positive qualities
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About this book

This book considers the political potential of affective experiences of desire as reflected in contemporary South African literature. Jason Price argues that definitions of desire deployed by capitalist and colonial culture maintain social inequality by managing relations to ensure a steady flow of capital and pleasure for the dominant classes, whereas affective encounters with animals reveal the nonhuman nature of desire, a biopower that, in its unpredictability, can frustrate regimes of management and control. Price wonders how animals’ different desires might enable new modes of thought to positively transform and resist the status quo. This book contends that South African literary works employ nonhuman desire and certain indigenous notions of desire to imagine a South Africa that can be markedly different from the past.



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Jason D. Price is a postdoctoral fellow of African and Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has previously published articles on animals in film and animals and subjectivity in postcolonial literature.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Sameness and Difference in the “New” South Africa—Desire and Nonhuman Resistance

    Price, Jason D.

    Pages 1-62

  • Space and Desire on the (non)Farm: The Return of the Same in Disgrace and The Devil’s Chimney the Devil’s Chimney

    Price, Jason D.

    Pages 63-114

  • Ways of Desiring: Postcolonial Animals and Affect in The Whale Caller

    Price, Jason D.

    Pages 115-145

  • Consuming the Other and the Ethics of “Eating”: Dominant Desire in Tanuki Ichiban and the Mother of All Eating

    Price, Jason D.

    Pages 147-179

  • Desire and the Law: Creative Resistance in the Reluctant Passenger and the Heart of Redness

    Price, Jason D.

    Pages 181-236

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56726-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56725-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-85985-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals and Desire in South African Fiction
Book Subtitle
Biopolitics and the Resistance to Colonization
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56726-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56726-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56725-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85985-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 277
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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