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The ultimately othered Other

Animal Studies, a new academic discipline, explores the identities of our furred and feathered friends

By Josephine Livingstone  

Who is “us,” anyway?: Animal Studies

You might think you know what’s going on in the academy. Maybe, just for a minute there, you even felt like you had a handle on it all. At intellectual parties, you know how to put the “post” before the colonial, the modern, the structuralist; how to append “theory” to queer, feminist, critical, race. But you’ve probably been too busy to notice the rise of an academic field of inquiry at once so stunningly obvious and so difficult to wrap one’s…

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