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The Animal ClaimSensibility and the Creaturely Voice$
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Tobias Menely

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226239255

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226239422.001.0001

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The Law and the Factory

The Law and the Factory

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(p.202) Afterword The Law and the Factory
Source:
The Animal Claim
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Tobias Menely

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226239422.003.0006

The afterword returns to an enigma of biopolitical modernity: that commensurate with the extension of animal rights, in the form of animal welfare laws, has been a radical intensification of the exploitation of animal bodies under agro-capitalism. Any post-humanist theory of justice, it argues, will return, not to the language of sensibility, but to the necessity of accounting for the communicative conditions in which we finds ourselves answerable to the clamor of other beings who, like ourselves, are passionate and finite.

Keywords:   animal rights, positive law, advocacy, biopolitics, capitalism, communication

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