Of Mice and Men: Animals in Human Culture
Editor: Nandita Batra and Vartan Messier
Date Of Publication: Jun 2011
Of Mice and Men: Animals in Human Culture is a book-length collection of essays that examines human views of non-human animals. The essays are written by scholars from Australia, East Asia, Europe and the Americas, who represent a wide range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Addressing topics such as animal rights, ecology, anthropocentrism, feminism, animal domestication, dietary restrictions, and cultural imperialism, the book considers local and global issues as well as ancient and contemporary discourses, and it will appeal to readers with both general and specialized interests in the role played by animals in human cultures.
Nandita Batra was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and received a BA and MA from the University of Delhi and a PhD from the University of Rochester. Her main areas of interest lie in nineteenth-century British literature, particularly in Anthrozoological Studies. She is now Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, where she is also editor of Revista Atenea, the University’s bilingual journal of humanities and social sciences.
Vartan P. Messier was born in Geneva and has taught Literature, Film, French, and English in Europe and the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. He holds a PhD from the University of California at Riverside and now teaches at the City University of New York (CUNY). His research and publications have focused on continental philosophy, cinematic and literary intertextuality, and con-sumerism and globalization.
“One of the most remarkable features of our times is the realization through a rediscovery of animality that the human exception has effectively come to an end. In the last few decades, extensive research in the natural and social sciences has addressed this topic, but cultural approaches have been few and far between. In an area of inquiry that will most likely grow in the coming years, Of Mice and Men: Animals in Human Culture opens a fascinating pathway to the study of the representation of animality in film, literature, the visual arts, and popular culture. Thanks to its wealth of analyses and the diversity of its perspectives, the volume edited by Nandita Batra and Vartan Messier is already a seminal work in the field.”
—Marcel Hénaff, Professor of Philosophy and Anthropology, University of California at San Diego; Author of The Price of Truth: Gift, Money, and Philosophy
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