The Animal-To-Come: Zoopolitics in Deconstruction (Hardcover)

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Robert Briggs lays out an original interpretation of Derrida's work which takes the question of the animal beyond the critique of political and philosophical anthropocentrism. Eschewing approaches grounded in animal vulnerability, Briggs reviews theories of power, politics and culture in terms of their capacity to enable novel images of zoopolitics. Along the way he engages with recently translated work in the emerging field of philosophical ethology, including Vinciane Despret's 'What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?' (2016) and Dominique Lestel's empirical and constructivist phenomenology of human-animal relations. Through these and other interventions, Briggs departs from well-established positions in animal studies to develop new ways of thinking animal politics today.

About the Author

Robert Briggs is Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Creative Arts & Social Inquiry at Curtin University, Australia. He has published extensively on poststructuralist thought in relation to questions of ethics, culture and technology and is a contributing author to Niall Lucy's A Dictionary of Postmodernism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016) and Claire Colebrook's Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts (Routledge, 2015).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474493949
ISBN-10: 1474493947
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: October 18th, 2021
Pages: 248
Language: English