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Animal, Mineral, Vegetable examines what happens when we cease to assume that only humans exert agency. Through a careful examination of medieval, early modern and contemporary lifeworlds, these essays collectively argue against ecological anthropocentricity. Sheep, wolves, camels, flowers, chairs, magnets, landscapes, refuse and gems are more than mere objects. They act; they withdraw; they make demands; they connect within lively networks that might foster a new humanism, or that might proceed with indifference towards human affairs. Through what ethics do we respond to these activities and forces? To what futures do these creatures and objects invite us, especially when they appear within the texts and cultures of the “distant” past?

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page
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  1. Copyright, Support the Publisher
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Introduction: All Things
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. With the World, or Bound to Face the Sky: The Postures of the Wolf-Child of Hesse
  2. pp. 9-34
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  1. Animals and the Medieval Culture of Empire
  2. pp. 35-64
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  1. The Floral and the Human
  2. pp. 65-90
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  1. Exemplary Rocks
  2. pp. 91-122
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  1. Mineral Virtue
  2. pp. 123-152
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  1. You Are Here: A Manifesto
  2. pp. 153-172
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  1. Sheep Tracks: A Multi-Species Impression
  2. pp. 173-210
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  1. The Renaissance Res Publica of Furniture
  2. pp. 211-236
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  1. Powers of the Hoard: Further Notes on Material Agency
  2. pp. 237-270
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  1. Response Essays
  1. Speaking Stones, John Muir, and a Slower (Non)Humanities
  2. pp. 271-280
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  1. 'Ruinous Monument': Transporting Objects in Herbert's Persepolis
  2. pp. 281-288
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  1. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Twenty Questions
  2. pp. 291-296
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  1. About the Publisher, Publication Data
  2. pp. 297-298
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780615625355
MARC Record
OCLC
1176454912
Pages
295
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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