Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World by Jodey Castricano

By Jodey Castricano

hearken to an interview with Jodey Castricano on Animal Voices on CIUT 89.5 FM. even though Cultural experiences has directed sustained assaults opposed to sexism and racism, the query of the animal has lagged at the back of advancements in broader society in regards to animal ache in manufacturing unit farming, product checking out, and laboratory experimentation, besides in zoos, rodeos, circuses, and public aquariums. The members to Animal matters are students and writers from varied views whose paintings calls into query the limits that divide the animal nation from humanity, targeting the clinical, organic, cultural, philosophical, and moral matters among non-human animals and ourselves. the 1st of its style to add the paintings of Canadian students and writers during this emergent box, this assortment goals to incorporate the non-human-animal query as a part of the moral purview of Cultural experiences and to discover the query in interdisciplinary phrases.

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Blasphemy protects one from the moral majority within, while still insisting on the need for community. … Irony is about humour and serious play. It is also a rhetorical strategy and a political method, one I would like to see more honoured within socialist-feminism. At the centre of my ironic faith, my blasphemy, is the image of the cyborg” (149). , 181. , 149. Emphasis added. , 150. org. “According to a report from the usda, 98 percent of chicken carcasses are contaminated with E. ” 37 Harraway, “A Cyborg Manifesto,” 149.

Ibid. Ibid. Jeffrey Masson and Susan McCarthy, When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals (New York: Delacorte Press, 1995), 2–3. 30 Jodey Castricano 30 Scully, Dominion, 377. 31 Wolfe, Animal Rites, 190. 32 Haraway, “A Cyborg Manifesto,” 149. Emphasis added. Of this style, Haraway writes: “Perhaps more faithful as blasphemy is faithful, than as reverent worship and identification. Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously. I know no better stance to adopt from within the secular-religious, evangelical traditions of United States politics, including the politics of socialist feminism.

In “Power and Irony: One Tortured Cat and Many Twisted Angles to Our Moral Schizophrenia about Animals,” Lesli Bisgould, a Toronto lawyer who worked in civil litigation until leaving to establish her own practice in animal rights law, discusses the “moral schizophrenia” in our relations with nonhuman animals. Bisgould focuses on the profoundly disturbing case of Kensington, the cat whose torture and death (in the Toronto neighbourhood for which the cat was named) were videotaped in the spring of 2001 by Jesse Power, an art student at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

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