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ExposedEnvironmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times$
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Stacy Alaimo

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816621958

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001

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Eluding Capture

Eluding Capture

The Science, Culture, and Pleasure of “Queer” Animals

(p.41) 2 Eluding Capture

Stacy Alaimo

University of Minnesota Press

The second chapter explores how, although scientists and cultural theorists have denied or dismissed the sexual diversity of nonhuman animals, they are important for new materialism, animal studies, and queer, green politics. The wonder, awe, and pleasure of contemplating the countless modes of nonhuman sexual diversity, which pulse with desire and erotic ingenuity, may generate environmentalisms that are already fabulously queer.

Keywords:   Environmentalism, Nonhumanism, Cultural Studies, Posthumanism, Feminist theory, Queer theory, Materialism, Animal studies, Sexuality

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