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What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?

Vinciane Despret


Is it all right to urinate in front of animals? Do apes really know how to ape? Do animals see themselves as we see them? What interests rats in experiments? Why is it said that cows don’t do anything? This book poses twenty-six questions that stretch our preconceived ideas about what animals do, what they think about, and what they want. This abecedary explores amusing and surprising adventures about animals and their involvements with researchers, farmers, zoo-keepers, handlers, and more. In reading these funny stories one might wonder whether animals have senses of humor of their own: they ... More

Keywords: animal behaviour, human behaviour, humor, marginalization of animals, posthumanities, animal subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816692378
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692378.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vinciane Despret, author
University of Liège