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The animal claim : sensibility and the creaturely voice, Tobias Menely

Label
The animal claim : sensibility and the creaturely voice
Title
The animal claim
Title remainder
sensibility and the creaturely voice
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Menely
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the eighteenth century, some of the most popular British poetry showed a responsiveness to animals that anticipated the later language of animal rights. Such poems were widely cited in later years by legislators advocating animal welfare laws like Martin{u2019}s Act of 1822, which provided protections for livestock. In The Animal Claim, Tobias Menely links this poetics of sensibility with Enlightenment political philosophy, the rise of the humanitarian public, and the fate of sentimentality, as well as longstanding theoretical questions about voice as a medium of communication. In the Restoration and eighteenth century, philosophers emphasized the role of sympathy in collective life and began regarding the passionate expression humans share with animals, rather than the spoken or written word, as the elemental medium of community. Menely shows how poetry came to represent this creaturely voice and, by virtue of this advocacy, facilitated the development of a viable discourse of animal rights in the emerging public sphere. Placing sensibility in dialogue with classical and early-modern antecedents as well as contemporary animal studies, The Animal Claim uncovers crucial connections between eighteenth-century poetry; theories of communication; and post-absolutist, rights-based politics. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Menely, Tobias
Dewey number
821/.509362
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR555.A52
LC item number
M46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Animals in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animal rights
  • Animal rights
  • Communication
  • Voice in literature
  • English poetry
  • Animals in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animal rights
  • Animal rights
  • Communication
  • Voice in literature
  • Hume, David
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal psychology
  • Animal societies
  • Enlightenment
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
The animal claim : sensibility and the creaturely voice, Tobias Menely
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The significant voice : address and the animal sign -- 2. Creaturely origins : Enlightenment naturalism and the animal voice -- 3. The addressive animal : the Augustans and "tyrant custom" -- 4. Creaturely advocacy : poetic vocation in the age of sensibility -- 5. Sensibilities into statutes : animal rights and the afterlife of sensibility -- Afterword : The law and the factory
Control code
881592361
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780226239255
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014023743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881592361
Label
The animal claim : sensibility and the creaturely voice, Tobias Menely
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The significant voice : address and the animal sign -- 2. Creaturely origins : Enlightenment naturalism and the animal voice -- 3. The addressive animal : the Augustans and "tyrant custom" -- 4. Creaturely advocacy : poetic vocation in the age of sensibility -- 5. Sensibilities into statutes : animal rights and the afterlife of sensibility -- Afterword : The law and the factory
Control code
881592361
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780226239255
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014023743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881592361

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