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Matthew Calarco is Professor of Philosophy at CSU Fullerton where he teaches courses in Continental philosophy and animal and environmental philosophy. He has published numerous articles and books in critical animal studies, the latest of which is Thinking through Animals: Identity, Difference, Indistinction (2015).
Table of Contents1. Some Thoughts on (Animal) Encounter, Dominik Ohrem.- 2. The Three Ethologies, Matthew Calarco.- 3. Hanging Together in a Touch: Friendship and Mourning in the Melancholic Limits of Man, James R. Goebel.- 4. Such Beastly Behavior! Predation, Revenge, and the Question of Ethics, Sarah E. McFarland.- 5. Precarious Encounters, Nicole Shukin.- 6. The Photographer and the Zoo: A Memoir of Mediated Encounters, Randy Malamud.- 7. Bestiality in a Time of Smallpox: Dr. Jenner and the “Modern Chimera”, Rob Boddice.- 8. Dissolving into Visibility: Early American Natural History and the Corporeality of Interspecies Encounters, Julie McCown.- 9. Deep History, Interspecies Coevolution, and the Eco-Imaginary, Louise Westling.- 10. Of Primates’ Bodies: Forms of Human-Other Primate Intercorporeality, Amanda D. Cortez and Agustín Fuentes.- 11. Incorrect and Beautiful Anatomies: Becomings, Immanence, and Transspecies Bodies in the Art of Roberto Fabelo, Christina Garcia.
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“I was fascinated and excited by all the new ideas that populate this book as well as the mule deer, grizzly bears, monkeys, crabs, birds, wolves, baboons, orcas, and wild boars. Through engaging essays, we are offered diverse ways of being with, thinking about, living with, and discussing encounters with animals. One feels one’s mind shift with the readings, and experiences a troubling of identity that is most welcome. I also found its influence reverberating, in a profound way, as it changed how a turtle and I encountered each other the other day.” (Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat (1990) and Protest Kitchen, 2018)