The Discourse of Species and the Neocolonial Project in Michael Crichton's Congo
This chapter examines the discourse of species in Michael's Crichton's novel “Congo.” It suggests that the novel's logic of neocolonialism is that which organizes its species discourse and that the novel seems to offer an empirically informed and altogether up-to-date questioning of humanism's habit of limiting the issue of subjectivity to the human alone. This chapter also argues that though Crichton's fictional universe offers the most progressive discourse of species, it considers species distinction only as a problem of management in the posthuman context.
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