Being animal : beasts and boundaries in nature ethics
- Anna L. Peterson.
- New York : Columbia University Press, c2013.
- Physical description
- x, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
- Critical perspectives on animals.
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- Peterson, Anna Lisa, 1963-
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-217) and index.
- Acknowledgments1. Introduction: Animals and Nature2. Animals in Environmental Perspective3. Animal Ethics4. Wild Animals5. Domesticated Animals6. The Debate Between Environmentalism and Animal Advocacy
- 7. Between Animals and Nature: Finding Common Ground8. Being AnimalNotesBibliographyIndex.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
For most people, animals are the most significant aspects of the nonhuman world. They symbolize nature in our imaginations, in popular media and culture, and in campaigns to preserve wilderness, yet scholars habitually treat animals and the environment as mutually exclusive objects of concern. Conducting the first examination of animals' place in popular and scholarly thinking about nature, Anna L. Peterson builds a nature ethic that conceives of nonhuman animals as active subjects who are simultaneously parts of both nature and human society. Peterson explores the tensions between humans and animals, nature and culture, animals and nature, and domesticity and wildness. She uses our intimate connections with companion animals to examine nature more broadly. Companion animals are liminal creatures straddling the boundary between human society and wilderness, revealing much about the mutually constitutive relationships binding humans and nature together. Through her paradigm-shifting reflections, Peterson disrupts the artificial boundaries between two seemingly distinct categories, underscoring their fluid and continuous character.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Critical perspectives on animals : theory, culture, science, and law
- 9780231162265 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 023116226X (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9780231162272 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 0231162278 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780231534260 (ebook)
- 0231534264 (ebook)
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