Renaissance animal things

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This article uses thing theory to explore the uses of two animal things common in Renaissane culture: leather and civet. It argues that, even as the animal is dismembered and its parts used in the manufacture of commodities - gloves, perfume - those objects have a power to change the world in which they are used: that animal things are not inert, and are not simply evidence of human dominion, but are themselves active presences in culture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-100
Number of pages15
JournalNew Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics
Volume76
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Sep 2012

    Research areas

  • animal, thing theory, renaissance, Shakespeare, actor network theory, animal agency, civet, King Lear, leather, sensory studies

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