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Willmott, Glenn. Modern Animalism: Habitats of scarcity and wealth in comics and literature. Toronto, Buffalo, London: Univ. of Toronto Press, 2012. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4426-4317-8
BibTeX citation key: Willmott2012
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Categories: General
Keywords: Ecology, Levinas. Emmanuel, Superhero
Creators: Willmott
Publisher: Univ. of Toronto Press (Toronto, Buffalo, London)
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From T. S. Eliot’s Sweeney to C. S. Lewis’s Aslan, modern writing has been filled with strange new hybrid human-animal creatures. Feeding on consumer society, these ‘modern primitive’ figures often challenge mainstream ideals by discovering wealth in habitats and resources rather than in economic exchange. What compels our post-human identification with these characters?
Modern Animalism explores representations of the human-animal ‘problem creature’ in a broad assortment of literature and comics from the late nineteenth century to the present — including authors such as Woolf, Joyce, Lawrence, Moore, Murakami, Pullman, Coetzee, and Atwood, and comics creators such as McCay, Herriman, Miyazaki, and Morrison. Drawing on a wide range of scholarship, from environmental economics to psychology, Glenn Willmott examines modern and post-modern allegories of the environment, the animal, and economics, highlighting the enduring and seductive appeal of the modern primitive in an age when living with less remains a powerful cultural wish.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (ix)

Introduction (3)
1. Modern Habitats (24)
2. Problem Creatures (46)
3. Surviving History (69)
4. Growing Wonder (93)
Conclusion (118)

Notes (121)
Works Cited (127)
Index (133)
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