Jodey Castricano's Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World PDF

By Jodey Castricano

ISBN-10: 0889205124

ISBN-13: 9780889205123

ISBN-10: 1435656318

ISBN-13: 9781435656314

take heed to an interview with Jodey Castricano on Animal Voices on CIUT 89.5 FM. even though Cultural stories has directed sustained assaults opposed to sexism and racism, the query of the animal has lagged at the back of advancements in broader society with reference to animal anguish in manufacturing unit farming, product trying out, and laboratory experimentation, in addition in zoos, rodeos, circuses, and public aquariums. The individuals to Animal matters are students and writers from varied views whose paintings calls into query the limits that divide the animal state from humanity, targeting the clinical, organic, cultural, philosophical, and moral matters among non-human animals and ourselves. the 1st of its type to add the paintings of Canadian students and writers during this emergent box, this assortment goals to incorporate the non-human-animal query as a part of the moral purview of Cultural experiences and to discover the query in interdisciplinary phrases.

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Seeber’s point is well taken: Wollstonecraft deserves a place in the history of ecofeminism not only because of her advocacy of the rights of women but also because “in all her works, she includes animals in ethical considera- animal subjects in a posthuman world 21 tions” by calling into question structures of domination that remain familiar to cultural theorists today. ’” What Sztybel calls for in this essay has historical resonance with one of the most famous cases in Canadian legal history—the Persons Case—which resulted in the declaration on 18 October 1929 by the British Privy Council that women are, indeed, persons.

Seeber argues for Wollstonecraft’s place in the history of ecofeminism, pointing out that her concern with the ethical treatment of animals amounts to a political critique of the structures of domination. To this end, Seeber reads Wollstonecraft’s texts in the context of eighteenth-century discourses of animal welfare and rights, and demonstrates that Wollstonecraft puts sentience at the centre of ethics. ” As Seeber demonstrates in this essay, Mary Wollstonecraft must be considered a central figure in questioning the human/animal divide given that she was writing at a time “when the political struggle to include women in the category of the ‘human’ was far from over” (emphasis mine).

Her mouth is open and her eyes are wide with terror, the distress visible for anyone who has eyes to see. I can only imagine the sounds she is making. I cannot look upon this image for long because what it stirs up in me is unspeakable. Although as a child I was always concerned with the welfare of animals, the first time I registered this experience in my academic life was years ago when I was a second-year undergraduate student and had occasion to see a documentary film on factory farming and animal experimentation that was being screened by the sparsely attended Animal Rights Club.

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