Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Help on Bare Life

I am currently finishing up part two of Animal, All Too Animal (which will be a three part series), and the series is written partially as a way to explain Agamben's notion of bare life, which is frequently misunderstood. But also as a way of challenging those who find in Agamben's notion of bare life something emancipatory for animals. On this second front, I was curious if I could get some help. I am looking for citations of authors who have argued that bare life is something helpful to identify with for animals.

So far, on that score, I have Rosi Braidotti's Transpositions. Wadiwel's rather originary essay, "Cows and Sovereignty," and Andrew Benjamin's "Particularity and Exceptions: On Jews and Animals". What am I missing?