The Resource Rogue primate : an exploration of human domestication, John A. Livingston

Rogue primate : an exploration of human domestication, John A. Livingston

Label
Rogue primate : an exploration of human domestication
Title
Rogue primate
Title remainder
an exploration of human domestication
Statement of responsibility
John A. Livingston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This thoughtful and provocative book, winner of Canada's prestigious Governor-General's award in 1994, challenges many conventional ideas about the complex and unique relationship between humans and the natural world. According to scholar John Livingston, the first domesticated animal was neither dog nor goat, but man. Humans cut themselves adrift from the natural world by becoming entirely dependent on ideas and technology. He believes we have abandoned our innate "wildness" - our intuitive and instinctual selves - to such an extent that we must depend entirely on our own technology to relate to the natural world. Thus the dependence into which we have grown has made us not merely the servants of our own technology, but one of its products. Livingston's theses also vigorously questions such widely held notions as that of "sustainable development" and the idea of "rights" for animals
  • Powerful and uncompromising, Rogue Primate asks the disturbing question of what it really means to be a human living in a non-human world
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.L59 1994b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rogue primate : an exploration of human domestication, John A. Livingston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-224) and index
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  • zbnus
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Contents
The Problem Animal -- Prosthetic Being -- The Exotic Transplants -- The Exotic Ideology -- Nature's Marketplace -- Other Selves -- Kids' Stuff -- Zero-Order Humanism -- Natural Rights -- Sweet Bondage
Control code
000012190063
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 229 p.
Isbn
9781570980589
Lccn
95069270
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b17781826
System control number
  • C01108553074
  • (OCoLC)34194339

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