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The Resource Kissing cousins : a new kinship bestiary, Frances Bartkowski

Kissing cousins : a new kinship bestiary, Frances Bartkowski

Label
Kissing cousins : a new kinship bestiary
Title
Kissing cousins
Title remainder
a new kinship bestiary
Statement of responsibility
Frances Bartkowski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since DNA has replaced blood as the medium through which we establish kinship, how do we determine with whom we are kin? Who counts among those we care for? The distinction between these categories is constantly in flux. How do we come to decide those we may kiss and those we may kill?" "Focusing on narratives of kinship as they are defined in contemporary film, literature, and news media, Frances Bartkowski discusses the impact of "stories of origin" on our regard for nonhuman species. She locates the role of "totems and taboos" in forming and re-forming kinship categories-groupings that enable us to tie the personal to the social-and explores the bestiary, among the oldest of literary forms. The bestiary is the realm in which we allegorize the place of humans and other species, a menagerie encompassing animals we know as well as human-animal chimeras and other beings that challenge the "natural" order of the world. Yet advances in reproductive technologies, the mapping of genomes, and the study of primates continually destabilize these categories and recast the dynamic between the natural and the cultural." "Bartkowski highlights the arbitrariness of traditional kinship arrangements and asks us to rethink our notions of empathy and ethics. She shows how current dialogues concerning ethics and desire determine contemporary attitudes toward issues of care, and suggests a new framework for negotiating connection and conflict."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bartkowski, Frances
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kinship
  • Familial behavior in animals
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in motion pictures
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Familial behavior in animals
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in motion pictures
  • Kinship
Label
Kissing cousins : a new kinship bestiary, Frances Bartkowski
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kissing cousins -- Forget the Alamo -- The newly born century -- Sisters of the bone -- Apes 'r us -- When apes rule -- Again, a declaration of rights -- From cage to caves -- Trees of origin -- Bonobos in our midst -- Kintimacy: blood brothers -- Of pigs and men -- Mendel's nephew -- Of love and law
Control code
ocn796816090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 205 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231517638
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/bart14452
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2726h1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796816090
Label
Kissing cousins : a new kinship bestiary, Frances Bartkowski
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kissing cousins -- Forget the Alamo -- The newly born century -- Sisters of the bone -- Apes 'r us -- When apes rule -- Again, a declaration of rights -- From cage to caves -- Trees of origin -- Bonobos in our midst -- Kintimacy: blood brothers -- Of pigs and men -- Mendel's nephew -- Of love and law
Control code
ocn796816090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 205 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231517638
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/bart14452
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2726h1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796816090

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