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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
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bartkowski, Frances
Dewey number
306.83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN487
LC item number
.B38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
Label
Kissing cousins : a new kinship bestiary, Frances Bartkowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-199) 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
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
212432460
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780231517638
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2008005266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)212432460
Label
Kissing cousins : a new kinship bestiary, Frances Bartkowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-199) 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
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
212432460
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780231517638
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2008005266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)212432460

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