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Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature

Exploring Animal Encounters

Philosophical, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives

Editors: Ohrem, Dominik, Calarco, Matthew (Eds.)

  • Encompasses a wide range of disciplines including literature, philosophy, queer theory, gender studies, ethics, and sociology
  • Expands upon the widely burgeoning fields of Animal Studies, ecocriticism, posthumanism, and affect studies
  • Establishes the vitality of transspecies intimacy, a topic that has been vastly under-explored until now
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About this book

This collection of essays offers multifaceted explorations of animal encounters in a range of philosophical, cultural, literary, and historical contexts. Exploring Animal Encounters encourages us to think about the richness and complexity of animal lives and human-animal relations, foregrounding the intricate roles nonhuman creatures play in the always already more-than-human sphere of ethics and politics. In this way, the essays in this volume can be understood as a contribution to alternative imaginings of interspecies coexistence in a time in which the issue of human relations with earth and earth others has come to the fore with unprecedented force and severity.

About the authors

Dominik Ohrem is Lecturer and Doctoral Candidate at the University of Cologne, Germany. He is editor of American Beasts: Perspectives on Animals, Animality and U.S. Culture, 1776–1920 (2017) and co-editor of Beyond the Human-Animal Divide: Creaturely Lives in Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Matthew Calarco is Professor of Philosophy at CSU Fullerton where he teaches courses in Continental philosophy and animal and environmental philosophy. He has published numerous articles and books in critical animal studies, the latest of which is Thinking through Animals: Identity, Difference, Indistinction (2015).


Reviews

“I was fascinated and excited by all the new ideas that populate this book as well as the mule deer, grizzly bears, monkeys, crabs, birds, wolves, baboons, orcas, and wild boars. Through engaging essays, we are offered diverse ways of being with, thinking about, living with, and discussing encounters with animals. One feels one’s mind shift with the readings, and experiences a troubling of identity that is most welcome. I also found its influence reverberating, in a profound way, as it changed how a turtle and I encountered each other the other day.” (Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat (1990) and Protest Kitchen, 2018)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Some Thoughts on (Animal) Encounter

    Ohrem, Dominik

    Pages 3-42

  • The Three Ethologies

    Calarco, Matthew

    Pages 45-62

  • Hanging Together in a Touch: Friendship and Mourning in the Melancholic Limits of Man

    Goebel, James R.

    Pages 63-91

  • Such Beastly Behavior! Predation, Revenge, and the Question of Ethics

    McFarland, Sarah E.

    Pages 93-111

  • Precarious Encounters

    Shukin, Nicole

    Pages 113-136

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92504-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92503-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Animal Encounters
Book Subtitle
Philosophical, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives
Editors
  • Dominik Ohrem
  • Matthew Calarco
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92504-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92504-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92503-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 283
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
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