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The Resource Infrahumanisms : science,culture, and the making of modern non/personhood, Megan H. Glick

Infrahumanisms : science,culture, and the making of modern non/personhood, Megan H. Glick

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Infrahumanisms : science,culture, and the making of modern non/personhood
Title
Infrahumanisms
Title remainder
science,culture, and the making of modern non/personhood
Statement of responsibility
Megan H. Glick
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Language
eng
Summary
Considers how conversations surrounding nonhuman life have impacted a broad range of attitudes toward forms of human difference such as race, sexuality, and health. She examines the history of human and nonhuman subjectivity as told through twentieth-century scientific and cultural discourses that include pediatrics, primatology, eugenics, exobiology, and obesity research. outlining how the category of the human is continuously redefined in relation to the infrahuman - a liminal position of speciation existing between the human and the nonhuman - the author reads a number of phenomena, from early twentieth-century efforts to define children and higher order primates as liminally human and the postwar cultural fascination with extraterrestrial life to anxieties over AIDS, SARS, and other cross-species diseases. in these cases the efforts to define a universal humanity create the means with which to reinforce notions of human difference and maintain human-nonhuman hierarchies. In foregrounding how evolving definitions of the human reflect shifting attitudes about social inequality, the author shows how the consideration of nonhuman subjectivities demands a rethinking of long-held truths about biological meaning and difference
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1980-
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Glick, Megan H.
Dewey number
128
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.G538 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
ANIMA: critical race studies otherwise
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  • Persons
  • Human beings
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Human rights
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human beings
  • Human rights
  • Persons
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Infrahumanisms : science,culture, and the making of modern non/personhood, Megan H. Glick
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: toward a theory of infrahumanity -- Part I.Bioexpansionism, 1900s-1930s: 1. Brief histories of time: nature, culture, and the making of modern childhood ; 2. Ocular anthropomorphisms: eugenics and primatology at the threshold of the "almost human" -- Part II. Extraterrestriality, 1940s-1970s: 3. On alien ground: extraterrestrial sightings, atomic warfare, and the undoing of the human body ; 4. Inner and outer spaces: exobiology, human genetics, and the disembodiment of corporeal difference -- Part III. Interiority, 1980s-2010s: 5. Of sodomy and cannibalism: disgust, dehumanization, and the rhetorics of same-sex and cross-species contagion ; 6. Everything except the squeal: porcine hybridity in the obesity epidemic and xenotransplantation research -- Conclusion. the plurality is near: techniques of symbiotic re-speciation
Control code
on1033551872
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781478001515
Lccn
2018015848
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Infrahumanisms : science,culture, and the making of modern non/personhood, Megan H. Glick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: toward a theory of infrahumanity -- Part I.Bioexpansionism, 1900s-1930s: 1. Brief histories of time: nature, culture, and the making of modern childhood ; 2. Ocular anthropomorphisms: eugenics and primatology at the threshold of the "almost human" -- Part II. Extraterrestriality, 1940s-1970s: 3. On alien ground: extraterrestrial sightings, atomic warfare, and the undoing of the human body ; 4. Inner and outer spaces: exobiology, human genetics, and the disembodiment of corporeal difference -- Part III. Interiority, 1980s-2010s: 5. Of sodomy and cannibalism: disgust, dehumanization, and the rhetorics of same-sex and cross-species contagion ; 6. Everything except the squeal: porcine hybridity in the obesity epidemic and xenotransplantation research -- Conclusion. the plurality is near: techniques of symbiotic re-speciation
Control code
on1033551872
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781478001515
Lccn
2018015848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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