By Mel Y. Chen
Chen's e-book is the 1st to deliver the concept that of animacy including queer of colour scholarship, serious animal reviews, and incapacity concept. via analyses of dehumanizing insults, the meanings of queerness, animal protagonists in contemporary Asian/American paintings and picture, the lead in toys panic in 2007, and the social lives of environmental disorder, Animacies illuminates a hierarchical politics infused via race, sexuality, and talent. during this groundbreaking booklet, Chen rethinks the standards governing organization and receptivity, healthiness and toxicity, productiveness and stillness—and demonstrates how awareness to the affective cost of subject demanding situations common-sense orderings of the world.
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