Dangerous Crossings Claire Jean Kim

Dangerous Crossings

Author: Claire Jean Kim
$35.99 3599
124 items In Stock
  • Successful pre-order.Thanks for contacting us!
  • Order within
Book Title
Dangerous Crossings
Author
Claire Jean Kim
ISBN
9781107622937
Dangerous Crossings offers an interpretation of the impassioned disputes that have arisen in the contemporary United States over the use of animals in the cultural practices of nonwhite peoples. It examines three controversies: the battle over the "cruelty" of the live animal markets in San Francisco's Chinatown, the uproar over the conviction of NFL superstar Michael Vick on dogfighting charges, and the firestorm over the Makah tribe's decision to resume whaling in the Pacific Northwest after a hiatus of more than seventy years. Claire Jean Kim shows that each dispute demonstrates how race and species operate as conjoined logics, or mutually constitutive taxonomies of power, to create the animal, the Chinese immigrant, the black man, and the "Indian" in the white imagination. Analyzing each case as a conflict between single optics (the optic of cruelty and environmental harm vs. the optic of racism and cultural imperialism), she argues for a multi-optic approach that takes different forms of domination seriously, and thus encourages an ethics of avowal among different struggles.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Claire Jean KimPublisher: Cambridge University PressPublished: 09/04/2015ISBN: 9781107622937Pages: 356Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.90dReview Citations: Choice 12/01/2015
Dangerous Crossings offers an interpretation of the impassioned disputes that have arisen in the contemporary United States over the use of animals in the cultural practices of nonwhite peoples. It examines three controversies: the battle over the "cruelty" of the live animal markets in San Francisco's Chinatown, the uproar over the conviction of NFL superstar Michael Vick on dogfighting charges, and the firestorm over the Makah tribe's decision to resume whaling in the Pacific Northwest after a hiatus of more than seventy years. Claire Jean Kim shows that each dispute demonstrates how race and species operate as conjoined logics, or mutually constitutive taxonomies of power, to create the animal, the Chinese immigrant, the black man, and the "Indian" in the white imagination. Analyzing each case as a conflict between single optics (the optic of cruelty and environmental harm vs. the optic of racism and cultural imperialism), she argues for a multi-optic approach that takes different forms of domination seriously, and thus encourages an ethics of avowal among different struggles.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Claire Jean Kim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 09/04/2015
ISBN: 9781107622937
Pages: 356
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Choice 12/01/2015
Dangerous Crossings offers an interpretation of the impassioned disputes that have arisen in the contemporary United States over the use of animals in the cultural practices of nonwhite peoples. It examines three controversies: the battle over the "cruelty" of the live animal markets in San Francisco's Chinatown, the uproar over the conviction of NFL superstar Michael Vick on dogfighting charges, and the firestorm over the Makah tribe's decision to resume whaling in the Pacific Northwest after a hiatus of more than seventy years. Claire Jean Kim shows that each dispute demonstrates how race and species operate as conjoined logics, or mutually constitutive taxonomies of power, to create the animal, the Chinese immigrant, the black man, and the "Indian" in the white imagination. Analyzing each case as a conflict between single optics (the optic of cruelty and environmental harm vs. the optic of racism and cultural imperialism), she argues for a multi-optic approach that takes different forms of domination seriously, and thus encourages an ethics of avowal among different struggles.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Claire Jean Kim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 09/04/2015
ISBN: 9781107622937
Pages: 356
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Choice 12/01/2015