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作       者:Shannon, Laurie

出  版  社:University of Chicago Press

出版时间:2013-02-01

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Shakespeare wrote of lions, shrews, horned toads, curs, mastiffs, and hellhounds. But the word "e;animal"e; itself only appears very rarely in his work, which was in keeping with sixteenth-century usage. As Laurie Shannon reveals in The Accommodated Animal, the modern human / animal divide first came strongly into play in the seventeenth century, with Descartes's famous formulation that reason sets humans above other species: "e;I think, therefore I am."e; Before that moment, animals could claim a firmer place alongside humans in a larger vision of belonging, or what she terms cosmopolity.?With Shakespeare as her touchstone, Shannon explores the creaturely dispensation that existed until Descartes. She finds that early modern writers used classical natural history and readings of Genesis to credit animals with various kinds of stakeholdership, prerogative, and entitlement, employing the language of politics in a constitutional vision of cosmic membership. Using this political idiom to frame cross-species relations, Shannon argues, carried with it the notion that animals possess their own investments in the world, a point distinct from the question of whether animals have reason. It also enabled a sharp critique of the tyranny of humankind. By answering "e;the question of the animal"e; historically, The Accommodated Animal makes a brilliant contribution to cross-disciplinary debates engaging animal studies, political theory, intellectual history, and literary studies.
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Cover

Copyright

Title Page

Epigraph

Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Note on Texts and Terms

Face. Creatures and Cosmopolitans: Before “the Animal”

The Eight Animals in Shakespeare

Trials of Membership: Montaigne versus Descartes

Range of Chapters

Looking Back

1. The Law’s First Subjects: Animal Stakeholders, Human Tyranny, and the Political Life of Early Modern Genesis

A Zootopian Constitution

The Political Terms of Cross-Species Relations

Bestiae contra Tyrannos: Sidney’s “Ister Bank”

Desert Citizens: Edenic Species-Memory in Shakespeare’s Arden

2. A Cat May Look upon a King: Four-Footed Estate, Locomotion, and the Prerogative of Free Animals

Biped Fantasies: Mah-ah-ah-ah-ah-narch of All I Survey!

The Course of Kind, “Unyoked”

Fight, Flight, or Stay and Obey: Animal Prerogatives

The Flick of History’s Tail

3. Poor, Bare, Forked: Animal Happiness and the Zoographic Critique of Humanity

The Insufficient Animal

Nudus in Nuda Terra: Unaccommodated Man

The Animals Testify: Plutarch and Gelli

The Unhappy Beast in King Lear

4. Night-Rule: The Alternative Politics of the Dark; or, Empires of the Nonhuman

Night’s Black Agents, Human Night Blindness

Contingencies of Kind: “Who Knowes?”

Baldwin’s Beware the Cat: Assisted Cognition Reveals Feline Empire!

Where the Vile Things Rule: A Midsummer Night

5. Hang-Dog Looks: From Subjects at Law to Objects of Science in Animal Trials

Answerable Animals in a Justiciable Cosmos

Whip Him Out; Hang Him Up! Cosmopolity in The Merchant of Venice

Laid on by Manacles: Disanimation, Vivisection, and the Vacuum Tube

A Scotch Verdict on Humanity

Tail. Raleigh’s Ark: The Early Modern Arithmetic of Livestock

Notes

Index

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