By Mel Y. Chen
Chen's ebook is the 1st to convey the concept that of animacy including queer of colour scholarship, serious animal stories, and incapacity thought. via analyses of dehumanizing insults, the meanings of queerness, animal protagonists in contemporary Asian/American paintings and movie, the lead in toys panic in 2007, and the social lives of environmental disease, Animacies illuminates a hierarchical politics infused by means of race, sexuality, and talent. during this groundbreaking ebook, Chen rethinks the standards governing enterprise and receptivity, healthiness and toxicity, productiveness and stillness—and demonstrates how consciousness to the affective cost of subject demanding situations common sense orderings of the world.
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