Colin Dayan. Princeton University Press, 2013.
Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantánamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state–all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout history, and the law sustains these terrors and banishments even as it upholds the civil order.
Through an examination of ideas such as anthropocentrism and the social construction of animals, it looks at how animals are symbolically transformed, presented, and re-presented as part of human culture.
The Year 2050 might seem far away, but the current generation of children will only be in their forties and will be raising families. This series of lectures targets three of the key issues that will likely shape the nature of human food in 2050. All lectures are free and open to the public.