Animal Politics

Species, Evolution, and Religious Affects

Authors

  • Donovan Schaefer University of Pennsylvania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.34126

Keywords:

Religion, affect theory, emotion, evolution, animals, ecology, Gilles Deleuze, Eve Sedgwick, queer theory

Abstract

This article considers four responses to the 2015 volume Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power and draws out their implications for thinking religion, affect, science, and power.

Author Biography

Donovan Schaefer, University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania

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Published

2017-12-21

How to Cite

Schaefer, D. (2017). Animal Politics: Species, Evolution, and Religious Affects. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 46(3-4), 40–45. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.34126

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