By Colleen Glenney Boggs

Consulting a various archive of literary texts, Colleen Glenney Boggs areas animal illustration on the heart of the making of the liberal American topic. From the bestiality trials of the seventeenth-century Plymouth Plantation to the emergence of soppy puppy tradition within the 19th, Boggs strains a background of human-animal sexuality in the USA, one formed by means of sexualized animal our bodies and affective puppy relations.

Boggs concentrates at the formative and disruptive presence of animals within the writings of Frederick Douglass, Edgar Allan Poe, and Emily Dickinson. enticing with the severe theories of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway and others, she argues that animals are severe to the ways that american citizens enact their humanity and control topics within the biopolitical country. Biopower, or a politics that extends its achieve to existence, flourishes at the strategic ambivalence among who's thought of human and what's judged as animal. It generates an area of indeterminacy the place animal representations interfere to outline and problem the parameters of subjectivity. The renegotiation of the species line produces a rigidity that's by no means totally regulated. accordingly, as either figures of radical alterity and the embodiment of biopolitics, animals are concurrently unheard of and exemplary to the biopolitical country. An unique contribution to animal experiences, American stories, severe race thought, and posthumanist inquiry, Boggs thrillingly reinterprets an extended and hugely contentious human-animal history.

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