Animals and Desire in South African Fiction: Biopolitics and the Resistance to Colonization

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This book considers the political potential of affective experiences of desire as reflected in contemporary South African literature. Jason Price argues that definitions of desire deployed by capitalist and colonial culture maintain social inequality by managing relations to ensure a steady flow of capital and pleasure for the dominant classes, whereas affective encounters with animals reveal the nonhuman nature of desire, a biopower that, in its unpredictability, can frustrate regimes of management and control. Price ...

Animals and Desire in South African Fiction: Biopolitics and the Resistance to Colonization 2017, Palgrave MacMillan, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319567259

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