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Living Capital: Situating Animals within Capitalist Modes of Production in Science Fiction

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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
This study addresses the relationship between animals and capitalism in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s We3, and Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy. These texts and their authors attempted to change the conversation surrounding animals and imagine alternatives to traditional thinking surrounding animal subjectivity. Despite their intentions, however, the authors fail to depict non-exploitative relationships with animals within capitalist systems, suggesting an inherently exploitative relationship between animals and biopolitical capitalism.
Title: Living Capital: Situating Animals within Capitalist Modes of Production in Science Fiction.
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Name(s): Cervone, Skye , author
Hagood, Taylor, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of English
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2019
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 219 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study addresses the relationship between animals and capitalism in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s We3, and Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy. These texts and their authors attempted to change the conversation surrounding animals and imagine alternatives to traditional thinking surrounding animal subjectivity. Despite their intentions, however, the authors fail to depict non-exploitative relationships with animals within capitalist systems, suggesting an inherently exploitative relationship between animals and biopolitical capitalism.
Identifier: FA00013364 (IID)
Degree granted: Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2019.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Animals
Capitalism
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- MaddAddam trilogy
Quitely, Frank, 1968-
Dick, Philip K Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Science fiction
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