After animality, before the law: Interview with cary wolfe

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This interview discusses Cary Wolfe's book Before the Law with a focus on how animals fit within the framework of biopolitics. Wolfe takes on the distinctions between Foucault's and Agamben's development of biopolitics and finds room within Foucault's conceptualization for rethinking the role of animals within culture and philosophy. Additionally, the interview explores current directions in posthumanism and the Minnesota University Press series oversees as editor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-189
Number of pages9
JournalAngelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013


  • Agamben
  • Foucault
  • animal
  • biopower
  • posthumanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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