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By Jennifer Ham,Matthew Senior

Animal Acts documents the historical past of the fluctuating boundary among animals and people as expressed in literary, philosophical and clinical texts, in addition to visible arts and historic practices resembling dissection, circus acts, the search and zoos. The essays record a power go back of animality, a becoming animal that has continually existed inside and on the margins of Western tradition from the center a long time to the present.

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