Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture by Frank Palmeri
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture
By Frank Palmeri

Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture

Representation, Hybridity, Ethics

Edited by See other recent books by Frank Palmeri
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $224.00
Your Price: $201.60 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $22.40! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $10.08 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture by Frank Palmeri

Book Description

Combining historical and interpretive work, this collection examines changing perceptions of and relations between human and nonhuman animals in Britain over the long eighteenth century. Persistent questions concern modes of representing animals and animal-human hybrids, as well as the ethical issues raised by the human uses of other animals. From the animal men of Thomas Rowlandson to the part animal-part human creature of Victor Frankenstein, hybridity serves less as a metaphor than as a metonym for the intersections of humans and other animals. The contributors address such recurring questions as the implications of the Enlightenment project of naming and classifying animals, the equating of non-European races and nonhuman animals in early ethnographic texts, and the desire to distinguish the purely human from the entirely nonhuman animal. Gulliver's Travels and works by Mary and Percy Shelley emerge as key texts for this study. The volume will be of interest to scholars and students who work in animal, colonial, gender, and cultural studies; and will appeal to general readers concerned with the representation of animals and their treatment by humans.

Buy Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture book by Frank Palmeri from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780754654759
ISBN-10: 0754654753
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Frank Palmeri

Studies in Eighteenth-century Culture by Frank Palmeri Studies in Eighteenth-century Culture, Hardback (May 2008)

Presents essays that share a common concern with investigating Enlightenment categories of historical understanding and determining how these categories helped shape Enlightenment culture. This work addresses the question of how eighteenth-century writers make sense of the past for their own practical, aesthetic, and ideological purposes.

» View all books by Frank Palmeri

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture book by Frank Palmeri and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Frank Palmeri

Professor Frank Palmeri is Professor of English at the University of Miami, and author of Satire in Narrative (1990) and Satire, History, Novel: Narrative Forms, 1665-1815 (2003).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Frank Palmeri close
State of Nature, Stages of Society by Frank Palmeri
Studies in Eighteenth-century Culture by Frank Palmeri
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close