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Animacies : biopolitics, racial mattering, and queer affect, Mel Y. Chen

Label
Animacies : biopolitics, racial mattering, and queer affect
Title
Animacies
Title remainder
biopolitics, racial mattering, and queer affect
Statement of responsibility
Mel Y. Chen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Animacies, Mel Y. Chen draws on recent debates about sexuality, race, and affect to examine how matter that is considered insensate, immobile, or deathly animates cultural lives. Toward that end, Chen investigates the blurry division between the living and the dead, or that which is beyond the human or animal. Within the field of linguistics, animacy has been described variously as a quality of agency, awareness, mobility, sentience, or liveness. Chen turns to cognitive linguistics to stress how language habitually differentiates the animate and the inanimate. Expanding this construct, Chen argues that animacy undergirds much that is pressing and indeed volatile in contemporary culture, from animal rights debates to biosecurity concerns
  • Chen's book is the first to bring the concept of animacy together with queer of color scholarship, critical animal studies, and disability theory. Through analyses of dehumanizing insults, the meanings of queerness, animal protagonists in recent Asian/American art and film, the lead in toys panic in 2007, and the social lives of environmental illness, Animacies illuminates a hierarchical politics infused by race, sexuality, and ability. In this groundbreaking book, Chen rethinks the criteria governing agency and receptivity, health and toxicity, productivity and stillness - and demonstrates how attention to the affective charge of matter challenges commonsense orderings of the world."--Pub. desc
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NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chen, Mel Y.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P240.65
LC item number
.C44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Perverse modernities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Ontology
  • Perception
  • Biopolitics
  • Sex role
  • Biopolitics
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Ontology
  • Perception
  • Sex role
  • Biopolitik
  • Ontologie
  • Queer-Theorie
  • Geschlechterrolle
Label
Animacies : biopolitics, racial mattering, and queer affect, Mel Y. Chen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-282) 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: Animating animacy -- Language and mattering humans -- Queer animation -- Queer animality -- Animals, sex, and transsubstantiation -- Lead's racial matters -- Following mercurial affect -- Afterword: The spill and the sea
Control code
776533390
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780822352549
Lccn
2012011589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)776533390
Label
Animacies : biopolitics, racial mattering, and queer affect, Mel Y. Chen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-282) 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: Animating animacy -- Language and mattering humans -- Queer animation -- Queer animality -- Animals, sex, and transsubstantiation -- Lead's racial matters -- Following mercurial affect -- Afterword: The spill and the sea
Control code
776533390
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780822352549
Lccn
2012011589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)776533390

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