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dc.contributor.authorSanderson, Jay
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:59:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:59:56Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-02-03T03:54:29Z
dc.identifier.issn17521483
dc.identifier.doi10.5235/17521483.7.2.218
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56347
dc.description.abstractIn this article I develop a concept of hybridity for genetically engineered animals by referencing Bruno Latour in my reading of Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake (2003). While Oryx and Crake is full of hybrids, it (like many other novels incorporating hybrids) depicts a particular kind of hybrid: a hybrid that is a corporeal mixture of animal-animal, animal-human or animal-machine. Informed by Bruno Latour's theory of hybridity-a theory that weaves together all sorts of human and material actors-this article messes up Atwood's hybrid world, and brings to the fore the mixture of actors that allow pigoons, rakunks, wolvogs and Crakers to exist. In so doing this article proposes a hybrid reading of genetically engineered animals that takes individual actors seriously, but by the same token, does not neglect the messy and contingent weaving together of biotechnology, politics, attitudes, practices, values, commerce and law.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHart Publishing Ltd
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom218
dc.relation.ispartofpageto240
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLaw and Humanities
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPerforming Arts and Creative Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180119
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.titlePigoons, Rakunks and Crakers: Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake and Genetically Engineered Animals in a (Latourian) Hybrid World
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSanderson, Jay C.


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