Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Neither God nor MasterRobert Bresson and Radical Politics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Brian Price

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816654611

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Man and Animal, Master and Servant

Man and Animal, Master and Servant

Au hasard Balthazar and Mouchette

Chapter:
(p.69) 3 Man and Animal, Master and Servant
Source:
Neither God nor Master
Author(s):

Brian Price

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the problem of categorization, especially as it pertains to questions of domination—to what “man” must understand animal to be in order to dominate it, and what types of humans can be understood as animal expressly for the sake of confinement. It reviews Bresson’s two films about animals, Au hasard Balthazar and Mouchette, in which Bresson’s concern with language and domination is redirected toward a consideration of the relation between man and animal. The distinction between man and animal has been productive for the logic of captivity, describing the criminal in the likeness of an animal as an animal.

Keywords:   categorization, domination, Au hasard Balthazar, Mouchette, language, captivity

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.