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Animal AlterityScience Fiction and the Question of the Animal$
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Sherryl Vint

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312342

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316135

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A Rope over an Abyss: Humans as Animals

A Rope over an Abyss: Humans as Animals

(p.158) 7. A Rope over an Abyss: Humans as Animals
Animal Alterity

This chapter focuses on science fiction texts which reverse the position of humans and animals, such that humans are perceived by alien beings as animals rather than recognising them as sentient beings. This reversal where humans are treated as humans treat animals prompts a reconceptualisation of what it means to be human and a reconsideration of how humans treat other species.

Keywords:   science fiction, humans, animals, aliens, sentient beings

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