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Booktitle:

Victorians and Vivisection

Fictions of Pain from the Fin de Siécle

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-06-18 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-16443-5

ISBN-10:
3639164431
EAN:
9783639164435
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Animal rights and medical ethics may seem to be fairly recent, unrelated controversies. However, in the late nineteenth-century, literature that critiqued science was fueled by the vivisection controversy. Vivisection, the method of experimentation on living animals that propelled medicine from an art of observation to a science of experimentation, becomes complicated by its connection to eugenics, gender and procreative issues, and for its role in revisiting Darwinian debates about the relationship between human and non-human animals. The ethical issues raised in several late-Victorian novels are explored from a Darwinian perspective, and the book ends with an analysis of Octavia E. Butler’s twentieth-century novels to illustrate the current relevance of these cultural debates. This text should be useful for academics, scholars, and students of Victorian literature, history, culture, and/or science; those interested in the work of Charles Darwin and the relationships between human and non-human animals; science fiction enthusiasts; and all who are fascinated by the rapidly changing field of medical and scientific technology.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Lynne Crockett
Number of pages:
120
Published at:
2009-06-18
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
vivisection, Medicine, Darwin, eugenics, Victorian, degeneration, Collins, Grand, Wells, Butler

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