A left-handed blow: writing the history of animals.

Fudge, Erica (2003) A left-handed blow: writing the history of animals. In: Representing animals. Rothfels, Nigel, ed. Indiana University Press, pp. 3-18. ISBN 025334154X

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This essay has been reprinted in the five-volume anthology, Animals and Society: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, ed., Rhoda Wilkie and David Inglis (London: Routledge, 2006), volume 1, pp.. ISBN 0415371848
This essay steps back from the work on early modern culture and considers the ethical and epistemological implications of writing the history of animals. It takes ideas from other fields of historical inquiry – environmental history, women's history, history from below – and thinks about whether it is possible to write a history of animals. The consideration of ethics and representation in this essay has become a core concern in Animal Studies

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
Item ID: 400
Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2008 13:29
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:11
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/400

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