By Mel Y. Chen
Chen's publication is the 1st to deliver the idea that of animacy including queer of colour scholarship, serious animal experiences, and incapacity concept. via analyses of dehumanizing insults, the meanings of queerness, animal protagonists in contemporary Asian/American artwork and movie, the lead in toys panic in 2007, and the social lives of environmental affliction, Animacies illuminates a hierarchical politics infused by way of race, sexuality, and talent. during this groundbreaking publication, Chen rethinks the standards governing organization and receptivity, wellbeing and fitness and toxicity, productiveness and stillness—and demonstrates how consciousness to the affective cost of topic demanding situations common-sense orderings of the world.
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