By Susan McHugh
McHugh’s investigations into fictions of individuals hoping on animals in civic life—most evidently these of carrier animal clients and feminine expert horse riders—showcase exceptionally sleek and human–animal kinds of intersubjectivity. yet more and more photo violence directed at those figures shows their ambivalent importance to altering configurations of species.
Reading those advancements with narrative diversifications of conventional spouse species kinfolk in this interval— queer puppy memoirs and farm animal fictions—McHugh clarifies the intercorporeal intimacies—the perforations of species barriers now proliferating in genetic and genomic science—and embeds the illustration of animals inside of biopolitical frameworks.
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Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines (Posthumanities) by Susan McHugh