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Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Sherryl Vint

Abstract

This book uses readings of science fiction texts to explore how animals are central to our perception of humanity. Arguing that the academic field of animal studies and the popular genre of science fiction share a number a critical concerns, the author expresses an urgent need to reconsider the human–animal boundary in a world of genetic engineering, factory farming, species extinctions, and increasing evidence of animal intelligence, emotions, and tool use. Mapping the complex terrain of human relations with non-human animals, the book offers an intervention into the contentious ongoing discu ... More

Keywords: science fiction, animals, humanity, genetic engineering, factory farming, extinction, animal intelligence, emotions, tool use, post-humanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312342
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316135

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sherryl Vint, author