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By Cary Wolfe,W. J. T. Mitchell

In Animal Rites, Cary Wolfe examines modern notions of humanism and ethics by means of reconstructing a bit identified yet an important underground culture of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to Lévinas, Derrida, Žižek, Maturana, and Varela. via specified readings of the way discourses of race, sexuality, colonialism, and animality engage in twentieth-century American tradition, Wolfe explores what it potential, in conception and significant perform, to take heavily "the query of the animal."

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