The Resource What it means to be human: : reflections from 1791 to the present, Joanna Bourke, (electronic resource)

What it means to be human: : reflections from 1791 to the present, Joanna Bourke, (electronic resource)

Label
What it means to be human: : reflections from 1791 to the present
Title
What it means to be human:
Title remainder
reflections from 1791 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Bourke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1872, a woman known only as "An Earnest Englishwoman" published a letter titled "Are Women Animals?" in which she protested against the fact that women were not treated as fully human. In fact, their status was worse than that of animals: regulations prohibiting cruelty against dogs, horses, and cattle were significantly more punitive than laws against cruelty to women. The Earnest Englishwoman's heartfelt cry was for women to "become-animal" in order to gain the status that they were denied on the grounds that they were not part of "mankind. "In this fascinating account, Joanna Bourke addresses the profound question of what it means to be "human" rather than "animal." How are people excluded from political personhood? How does one become entitled to rights? The distinction between the two concepts is a blurred line, permanently under construction. If the Earnest Englishwoman had been capable of looking 100 years into the future, she might have wondered about the human status of chimeras, or the ethics of stem cell research. Political disclosures and scientific advances have been re-locating the human-animal border at an alarming speed. In this meticulously researched, illuminating book, Bourke explores the legacy of more than two centuries, and looks forward into what the future might hold for humans, women, and animals
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Bourke, Joanna
Dewey number
128.09
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Human beings
  • Humanism
  • Human evolution
  • Psychology, Comparative
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Equality
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
What it means to be human: : reflections from 1791 to the present, Joanna Bourke, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11816960
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multicolored
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MWT11816960
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11816960
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remote
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11816960
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
What it means to be human: : reflections from 1791 to the present, Joanna Bourke, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11816960
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11816960
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11816960
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11816960
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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