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The Animalizing Imagination

Totemism, Textuality and Ecocriticism

Authors: Bleakley, A.

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Animals appear not just as biological creatures, but as vehicles of meaning for human imagination, mind and culture. Animal life may form the basis for an animalizing imagination that can enhance our cultural, religious and aesthetic sensibilities. This imagination is rooted in the pre-modern affective relationship between shamans and their familiars, but can be tracked to our post-modern ecological crisis, where we can reclaim a totemic identification with animals as signifiers of a new ecological understanding.

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Alan Bleakley is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Post-Compulsory Education at Cornwall College.

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...offers new ground for debates on how culture shapes our discourses about animals and nature. - ISLE


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Animalizing Imagination
Book Subtitle
Totemism, Textuality and Ecocriticism
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28725-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230287259
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 171
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